MATTHEWS (LEONARD HARRISON) South Georgia: The British Subantarctic Outpost, FIRST EDITION, John Wright, 1931
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MATTHEWS (LEONARD HARRISON) South Georgia: The British Subantarctic Outpost, FIRST EDITION, John Wright, 1931
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Lot Details
MATTHEWS (LEONARD HARRISON)
South Georgia: The British Subantarctic Outpost. A Synopsis of the History of the Island, first edition, 26 plates (mostly photographic, some with 2 or more images per plate), 20 illustrations in text, blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine letters [Renard 1014; Spence 777; OCLC 5316015], 8vo (240 x 165mm.), Bristol, John Wright, 1931

Footnotes

  • FINE COPY OF A SCARCE HISTORY OF SOUTH GEORGIA, with chapters devoted to the early voyages, the sealers and whaling, the nineteenth century visitors, and the expeditions of the "Heroic Age", including those of and Discovery, and Endurance, Shackleton most famously crossing the interior of the island to get help for his men stranded on Elephant Island. The author was a member of the Scientific Staff on the "Discovery" Expedition, 1924-1927.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Bob Finch (High Latitude), 1999.
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