MURRAY, George, editor.

The Antarctic Manual


The Antarctic Manual
for the use of the expedition of 1901.
London, Royal Geographical Society, 1901.

In stock


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).


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.


Rosove 235; Spence 829; Taurus Collection 39.


Stock ID: 94228