SOUTH POLAR TIMES SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY), LOUIS C. BERNACCHI and APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. South Polar Times, 2 vol. only, PRESENTATION COPY, Smith, Elder & Co., 1907
Lot 75
SOUTH POLAR TIMES. SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY), LOUIS C. BERNACCHI and APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. South Polar Times, 2 vol. only, PRESENTATION COPY, Smith, Elder & Co., 1907
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SOUTH POLAR TIMES
SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY), LOUIS C. BERNACCHI and APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD, editors. South Polar Times, vol 1 and 2 (of 3), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, variant wording to limitation leaf, substituting the words 'This Copy is No.' with 'Presentation Copy', titles and text printed in red and blue, numerous plates and illustrations throughout (many chromolithographed, some mounted) after Herbert Ponting, Edward Wilson and others, publisher's blue cloth gilt, upper covers with colour pictorial inset panels, g.e., spines ends rubbed, gutta-percha perished, contents working loose [Conrad, pp.111, 121 and 173; Renard 1433 and 1434; Rosove 287.A1 and 291.A2.b; Spence 1094; Taurus 42, 79; OCLC 10187942], 4to (283 x 224mm.), Smith, Elder & Co., 1907; together with a South Polar Times prospectus, loosely inserted, with a manuscript emendation (3)

Footnotes

  • A FINE SET OF ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES OF ANTARCTIC LITERATURE. The work reproduces, with fine chromolithographed illustrations (mostly after Edward A. Wilson), the original typescripts produced by members of Scott's expeditions. These two volumes were produced over three winters between 1902 and 1903, whilst a later third volume pertains to the Terra Nova expedition. See illustration overleaf.


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