BERNACCHI (LOUIS CHARLES) Saga of the "Discovery", inscribed by the author on title, 1938
Lot 33
BERNACCHI (LOUIS CHARLES) Saga of the "Discovery", inscribed by the author on title, 1938
Sold for £500 (US$ 829) inc. premium
Lot Details
BERNACCHI (LOUIS CHARLES)
Saga of the "Discovery", FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "L.C. Bernacchi, Nov. 1938" on the title, photographic plates, maps (2 folding), publisher's cloth, pictorial dust- jacket (soiling and short tears) [Conrad p.111; Spence 129; Taurus 129], 8vo (215 x 135mm.), Blackie & Son, [1938]

Footnotes

  • Louis Bernacchi (1876-1942), raised in Tasmania, was the physicist on the Discovery, having had previous experience of the Antarctic on Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition in 1898. Drawing on his diaries and memories Bernacchi's account is upbeat - "She was a Happy Ship, and at the end of it all we were left with a sense of achievement - a sense of fulfilment".
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