MURRAY, James; George Marston.

Antarctic days.

£5,000

Antarctic days.
Sketches of the homely side of Polar life by two of Shackleton’s men. Illustrated by the authors, James Murray and George Marston, and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
London, Andrew Melrose, 1913.

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Description

‘Very scarce … a fine complement to the two giants of the Antarctic bibliograpy also emanating from Shackleton’s 1907-09 expedition, Aurora Australis and The Heart of the Antarctic, and one of the most sought-after Antarctic titles.’ (Rosove). Written with a good deal of jocularity, it gives us a feeling for the personal side of Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition.

Description

First edition, deluxe issue, limited to 280 numbered copies signed by the authors and Shackleton, large 8vo., [ii], xxi, 199pp., 4 colour plates mounted on blue card with tissue guards, numerous photographic plates and sketches etc., modern dark blue niger morocco gilt, preserving original pictorial inset, top edge gilt others uncut, slipcase, a fine copy.

Bibliography

Taurus 61; Rosove 236.A1.

 

Stock ID: 91969