MURRAY (JAMES) AND GEORGE MARSTON Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely side of Polar Life by two of Shackleton's Men, Andrew Melrose, 1913
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MURRAY (JAMES) AND GEORGE MARSTON Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely side of Polar Life by two of Shackleton's Men, Andrew Melrose, 1913
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Lot Details
MURRAY (JAMES) AND GEORGE MARSTON
Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 193 OF 280 COPIES OF THE DELUXE EDITION, signed by Shackleton, James Murray and George Marston on the half-title, 4 colour plates mounted with captioned tissue guards, 32 photographic plates, 18 illustrations in the text, publisher's blue cloth, illustration of iceberg mounted as issued on upper cover, t.e.g., others untrimmed [Conrad p.145; Renard 1121; Rosove 236.A1.c; Spence 830; Taurus 61; OCLC 961857],4to (264 x 200mm.), Andrew Melrose, 1913

Footnotes

  • "For the first time an unofficial, and therefore more human document, is presented to the public ... I would advise anyone who wants to get to the kernel of the life of a Polar explorer to read the book" (Shackleton, introduction). Alongside The Heart of the Antarctic and Aurora Australis "one of the most sought-after Antarctic titles... the deluxe edition is a beautiful production" (Rosove).

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