HOROWITZ (AUGUST) Little America Times 1933-1935, New York, 1935
Lot 219
HOROWITZ (AUGUST) Little America Times 1933-1935, New York, 1935
£4,000 - 5,000
US$ 6,700 - 8,400
Lot Details
Little America Times 1933-1935, a complete run of 18 issues of the Byrd section and 13 issues of the Ellsworth section bound in one, copy numbered "78" from an unspecified limitation (thought to be less than 200), numerous illustrations (including photographic, caricatures and maps), printed on one side only, black cloth, lettered in silver gilt [Renard 744; OCLC 33366408], 4to (287 x 227mm.), New York, 1935


  • An extremely rare documentation of the second Byrd expedition to Antarctica, compiled and published by August Horowitz, "an armchair explorer of the Antarctic and enthusiastic supporter of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition" (Renard). The author published these newspapers privately, from late 1933 to 1935, drawing on material sourced from newspaper and magazines that had appeared in New Zealand and the United States, as well as the editor's transcriptions of the groundbreaking radio broadcasts that were transmitted from Antarctica around the world using the new radio technology. Horowitz then made copies of the newsletters and sent them by mail to friends, supporters and subscribers (fewer than 200 were listed). One bound copy was to be given to President Franklin Roosevelt.

    The Ellsworth section issue (dated November 30, 1934) includes a lengthy article entitled "Scott Polar Institute Opens a New Building", and includes a photograph of the building and a photograph of Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

    Provenance: George Frost Murphy, Jr. (1918-2001, with his bookplate and signature from 1941. He went to the Canadian Arctic with Commander Donald MacMillan, and later served in the U.S. Navy); Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Julien Renard (of Gaston Renard).

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