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Thomas Bagshawe, Thomas Wyatt
TWO MEN IN THE ANTARCTIC; An Expedition to Graham Land 1920-1922
Macmillan Company, 1939, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition. 1st American Edition; xxi, 292pp, 33 illustrations, 2 panoramas, maps on end papers, original blue cloth, Pictorial price clipped dust jacket. The object of the expedition was to extend the discoveries of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-3 under Dr Otto Nordenskjöld, by continuing the mapping of the western coastline of the Weddell Sea. Spence 79; Headland 1572. A scarce title. With photographic frontispiece and thirty-two photographic illustrations on nineteen plates, two photographic panoramas on one folding plate, double page meteorological table and three sketches to text. Rosove describes it as a "well-written narrative, by one of two plucky and enthusiastic youths who should have known better but didn't", calling the book 'scarce' with the dust wrapper 'uncommon', Rosove 23. Two young and inexperienced junior team members stayed to winter on a tiny islet in the Antarctic in a disused boat, a handful of instruments and a scanty stock of provisions. Not only did they survive, but they also carried out scientific work. Previous owners signature (in pencil) on front fly page. Dust jacket has some very minor closed edge minor tears and there is strengthening on the inside. This is the first USA edition. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; 1920s; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 165.
Bookseller: Polar Books [United Kingdom]
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