MURRAY (JAMES) AND GEORGE MARSTON Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 14 OF 280 COPIES OF THE DELUXE EDITION, publisher's blue cloth, illustration of iceberg mounted as issued on upper cover, t.e.g., others untrimmed, dust-jacket lettered in gilt, Andrew Melrose, 1913
Lot 249
MURRAY (JAMES) AND GEORGE MARSTON
Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 14 OF 280 COPIES OF THE DELUXE EDITION
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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, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 14 OF 280 COPIES OF THE DELUXE EDITION, publisher's blue cloth, illustration of iceberg mounted as issued on upper cover, t.e.g., others untrimmed, dust-jacket lettered in gilt, Andrew Melrose, 1913
MURRAY (JAMES) AND GEORGE MARSTON
Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 14 OF 280 COPIES OF THE DELUXE EDITION, signed by Shackleton, James Murray and George Marston on limitation leaf, 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, first state dust-jacket lettered in gilt, very small restorations at spine ends and corners [Conrad p.145; Renard 1121; Rosove 236.A1c; Spence 830; Taurus 61], 4to (265 x 200mm.), Andrew Melrose, 1913

Footnotes

  • AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY. IN AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE RARE DUST-JACKET in its first state with the book limitation on the front panel. "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).
    "The authors spin yarns of the personal and human experiences of the expedition with gentle humour and the gift of storytelling...The deluxe edition is a beautiful production" (Rosove p277-278).
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