Nankyoku-ki Records of Antarctica: Shirase, Lt. Nobu Nankyoku-ki Records of Antarctica: Shirase, Lt. Nobu Nankyoku-ki Records of Antarctica: Shirase, Lt. Nobu Nankyoku-ki Records of Antarctica: Shirase, Lt. Nobu

Nankyoku-ki Records of Antarctica

Shirase, Lt. Nobu

Published by Tokyo: Hakubunka, 1913
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Tokyo: Hakubunka, 1913 First Edition, First Printing. Thick large 8vo, 22.8 cm. pp. I, (I), 496 text, [I]. 39 plate leaves including 4 in color and 33 in black-and-white, title page with original tissue guard; 104 photographs, 48 drawings in text, large fold-out color map bound at rear containing three maps on one. One thick paper page mounted with card and signature of General Maresuke Nogi -- famous general and Japanese hero from the Russian Japanese war Ñ with inscription stating "congratulations on heroic attempt". Publisher's dark blue-cloth boards with de-bossed Antarctic mountain scene and dog sledge in foreground, front cover image ruled in silver and title in silver; spine lettering in silver showing normal fading to silver lettering. Scientific related notation in kanji at the top of page 425, else a Near Fine and complete copy. Rare. Conrad p.166, Rosove 309.A1.a, Ross 1.5.1 Often called the "official account" of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912, this narrative was composed by the Antarctic Expedition Support Committee and based on the journals and logs of Lt. Nobu Shirase and expedition members. The scientific finds were published as appendices in this publication. Bookseller Inventory # MTTTX.1014

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Title: Nankyoku-ki Records of Antarctica

Publisher: Tokyo: Hakubunka

Publication Date: 1913

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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