DOORLY (GERALD S.) In the Wake, FIRST EDITION, Sampson Low, Marsten & Co., 1936
Lot 39
DOORLY (GERALD S.) In the Wake, FIRST EDITION, Sampson Low, Marsten & Co., 1936
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In the Wake... with a Foreword by Admiral Sir Edward R.G.R. Evans, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to R.E. Priestley "with genuine pleasure for my esteemed friend and Antarctic confrere! - Gerald S. Doorly, Melbourne, 1937" on the title, 2 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED by Doorly, a cut signature and newspaper cuttings tipped-in, bookplate of R.E. Priestley, publisher's cloth gilt lettered on spine [Conrad, p.112; Renard 452; Rosove 97.A1.a; OCLC: 36787740], 8vo (227 x 150 mm.), Sampson Low, Marsten & Co., 1936


  • FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, presented with a warm inscription to R.E. Priestley, geologist for Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition (1907-09). In one of the typed notes Doorly mentions seeing Teddy Evans (who wrote the introduction) at a prize-giving, mentioning "In the Wake"... so I shall be looking for some more royalties soon!". See illustration overleaf.

    Provenance: Raymond Priestley (from the author), and by descent; Christie's, 25 September 2002; Martin L. Greene (Seattle).
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