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MURRAY, George (editor).

The Antarctic Manual

for the use of the expedition of 1901.

Stock Code
94228
London, Royal Geographical Society, 1901
£3,000

Scarce. Providing 'easy access to information, otherwise inaccessible, which was required by officers in their scientific investigations' (preface). It includes papers and extracts gathered together under various headings, including: Geography; Antarctic bibliography; Antarctic climate; The Aurora; Geology; Instructions for collecting rocks and minerals; Zoology; Botany; Arctic sledge-travelling. The Geography section includes the first printing of the Journal of John Biscoe, the probable discoverer of the Antarctic continent.' The volume was distributed to expedition members and fellows of the Royal Geographical Society in July 1901, just before the expedition's departure' (Rosove).

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Description

First edition. 8vo., xvi, 586pp., 3 folding maps in the rear cover pocket, original blue cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, spine darkened, a very good example.

Bibliography

Rosove 235; Spence 829; Taurus Collection 39.

Stock ID:94228

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