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    Reference 40 (380)
    Category Antarctic;
    Author Cherry-Garrard, Apsley (Editor)
    Publishing Information London: Smith Elder, 1914.
    Description 1st Edition; This copy is 243 of a limited edition of 350.cloth, titles to spines and upper boards gilt, inset coloured pictorial decoration to upper boards and gilt rope-motif borders, all edges gilt. Copiously illustrated drawings in the text and full-page plates from sketches and paintings by E. Wilson, H. Ponting, and others. The South Polar Times was a magazine written and printed by the members of Antarctic Expeditions during the various voyages they undertook. In 1907 the batches were printed and issued in some 250 copies. When in 1914 the later issues could be laid to hand the third and final volume was published. Together they form what is perhaps the most personal of the printed documents to have come out of that most remarkable of periods of Antarctic adventures revealing so many often contradictory aspects of these men's various personalities. Rosove 287.A1 and 291.A1; Spence 1094; It contains a diary of the events of each month, a record of the proceedings of the local Debating Society, a monthly acrostic, humerorous notes, besides articles of a more solid nature, as well as stories sketches of various kinds, and poems. One of the corner stones of an Antarctic collection. Gutta-percha binding delicate with some leaves loosening as is usual. Ex Library with various fairly discrete library stamps on some pages, otherwise contents clean.Very Good.
    Price £3000.00
    Keywords Shackleton, Expedition, qpolarq S1-Ant
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