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    Category Antarctic;
    Author Bernacchi Louis
    Title SAGA OF THE "DISCOVERY".
    Publishing Information London: Blackie & Son Ltd.,1938.
    Description 1st Edition; xv, 240pp, maps on end papers, 24 plate leaves [54 photographs and 5 sketches] 4 maps in text, 2 folding maps. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titling to spine in photocopied dustjacket. When in mid-1901 the author accepted an offer to be physicist with Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Royal Geographic Society Antarctic Expedition he was less than a year back from his first venture to the southern polar regions. It was Christmas Eve 1901 when the Discovery, specially built for the expedition, sailed from Lyttelton, New Zealand for the Antarctic, on Scott's first and successful exploration voyage there. Shelfware, covers slightly grubby, pages age toned, some spotting to page edges. The story of the ship Discovery and its adventures. She built in Dundee in 1900 for Scott's Expedition and now rests again in Dundee, well worth a visit if you are ever in the area! Contents clean. Very Good.
    Price £50.00
    Keywords Antarctic, Scott, S1-Ant
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