HOME OF THE BLIZZARD: Being the Story of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914: Mawson Sir...

HOME OF THE BLIZZARD: Being the Story of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

Mawson Sir Douglas

Published by Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Company 1915, 1915
Hardcover
From Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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2 volumes. First edition. The English sheets were used for the copies offered by Lippincott. The bindings are as the first English printings with all spine and cover lettering and decorations in silver. Portrait frontispiece, 21 color plates, profusion of plates and illustrations in text, 3 folding maps in rear pocket of volume 2. Large, thick 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue cloth lettered in silver on the spines and covers, and pictorially decorated with silver devices on the upper covers. xxx, 349; xiii, 338 pp. A very well preserved and handsome set. The text very clean and quite bright, the cloth and bindings in nice condition, some light, unobtrusive mellowing to the spine panels, the bindings handsome and in good order and still very attractive with the condition of the heads, tails and tips all quite pleasing, some old shelf numbers coloured over, the silver pictorial devices and the silver lettering to the covers are in quite nice condition, hinges tight and strong and in a fine state, maps in excellent condition. A well preserved set of this very important book. FIRST EDITION, U.S ISSUANCE USING THE ENGLISH SHEETS AND BINDING DESIGNS, PRINTED AND BOUND IN ENGLAND, SCARCE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION. Mawson's account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition in the "Aurora." Mawson made a solitary sledge journey of over 160 miles of the most treacherous and wind-lashed ice in Antarctica. The expedition systematically explored King George V Land and the Terre Adelie. It also charted the whole 2000 mile coastline from the Mertz Glacier and Garssberg, thereby connecting the discoveries of Wilkes and Dumont d'Urville, Scott and Drygalski. During a second sledging journey, however, Mawson's two companions perished and he was only just able to save his own life by dragging a sledge he'd cut in two to save weight back to Cape Denison. One of the most important works on Antarctica, quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 17736

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Title: HOME OF THE BLIZZARD: Being the Story of the...

Publisher: Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Company 1915

Publication Date: 1915

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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