Account of the first expedition to winter in Antarctica. Bernacchi’s account of Borchgrevink’s Southern Cross expedition to Cape Adare includes scientific results as well as a narrative noted for its literary merit.
‘The original cloth binding of this first issue is quite friable, with the result that few copies survive in truly fine condition. Apparently the fault was soon noticed, as a second issue was produced that year bound in a more durable red cloth’ (Taurus).
First edition, first issue. 8vo, xvi, 348, (ads) pp., with copious half-tone illustrations in text (of which one folding and many full-page) and 2 large folding maps with printed colour; maps torn at joints; publisher’s green cloth gilt; lightly rubbed and bumped, short splits to endcaps, endpapers foxed with short tears, nonetheless a good copy.
Taurus 25; Rosove 35.A1.
Stock ID: 98636