BORCHGREVINK (CARSTEN E.) First on the Antarctic Continent...1898-1900, FIRST EDITION, George Newnes, 1901
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BORCHGREVINK (CARSTEN EGEBERG) First on the Antarctic Continent...1898-1900, FIRST EDITION, George Newnes, 1901
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BORCHGREVINK (CARSTEN E.)
First on the Antarctic Continent, Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expeditions, 1898-1900, first edition, half-title, photogravure frontispiece, 18 plates, numerous illustrations (mostly photographic), 3 folding coloured maps, 32-page publisher's catalogue at end, occasional very light spotting, publisher's blue pictorial cloth gilt, the upper cover with image of ship and ice in gilt and silver, the spine with image of a man on skis, t.e.g. FINE, BRIGHT COPY [Conrad, p.91; Rosove 45.A1.a 'Uncommon'; Spence 152; Taurus 24], 8vo (215 x 140mm.), George Newnes, 1901

Footnotes

  • The Southern Cross expedition was financed by the publisher, George Newnes, and claims a number of "firsts" in Antarctic exploration, including the first to establish a base to winter over on the continent. Louis Bernacchi and Will Colbeck were amongst the expedition members, one of whom, Nikolai Hanson, died, and was the first person to be buried on Antarctica. Rosove calls it "one of the most important in the Antarctic bibliography". See illustration overleaf.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Bernard J. Shapero.
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