MURDOCH (WILLIAM GORDON BURN) From Edinburgh to the Antarctic, FIRST EDITION, Longmans Green, 1894
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MURDOCH (WILLIAM GORDON BURN) From Edinburgh to the Antarctic, FIRST EDITION, Longmans Green, 1894
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Lot Details
MURDOCH (WILLIAM GORDON BURN)
From Edinburgh to the Antarctic. An Artist's Notes and Sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93. With a Chapter by W.S. Bruce, Naturalist of the Barque 'Balaena', first edition, half-title, 2 maps (one large folding at end), upwards of 120 illustrations, 24 pages of publisher's advertisements, occasional light spotting, publisher's dark green pictorial cloth [Conrad, p.74; Renard 1108; Rosove 234.A1.b; Spence 825; OCLC 959729], 8vo (229 x 155mm.), Longmans Green, 1894

Footnotes

  • A pioneering whaling expedition to the Weddell Sea, Falkland and South Sandwich Islands, considered to mark the commencement of the "Heroic Age" of Antarctic exploration. The Royal and Meteorological Societies subscribed instruments to the expedition, and some scientific work was carried out in the Joinville Island group and northern Trinity Peninsula. Murdoch was the expedition artist.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Julien Renard (of Gaston Renard).
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