MURRAY (GEORGE) The Antarctic Manual for the use of the Expedition of 1901, FIRST EDITION, Royal Geographical Society, 1901
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MURRAY (GEORGE) The Antarctic Manual for the use of the Expedition of 1901, FIRST EDITION, Royal Geographical Society, 1901
Sold for £8,500 (US$ 14,098) inc. premium
Lot Details
MURRAY (GEORGE, editor)
The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901, first edition, 37 illustrations in text, 3 folding maps in rear pocket, publisher's blue cloth, lettering in gilt on spine [Conrad, p.3; Renard 1120; Rosove 235.A1; Spence 829; OCLC 13628570], 8vo (230 x 160mm.), Royal Geographical Society, 1901

Footnotes

  • FINE COPY. The Antarctic Manual was conceived by Sir Clements Markham to distribute to members of the British National Antarctic Expedition. It contains thirty articles, and many figures and maps documenting previous explorations in and towards Antarctica. Includes previously unpublished papers by Balleny and Biscoe, who made important discoveries in the early nineteenth century; sections from the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes), and the French expedition under Dumont D'Urville, but interestingly has nothing about the British expedition under James Clark Ross. "Copies of the book may have been taken to the Continent itself, but George Murray, having quarelled with Scott, left the expediton at the Cape of Good Hope" (Taurus).

    This scarce book is a cornerstone in building an Antarctic book collection, and unusual in fine condition.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Maggs Brothers.
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