The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic 1910-1913.

(Polar.) CHERRY-GARRARD (Apsley)

The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic 1910-1913.

With panoramas, maps, and illustrations by the late Doctor Edward A. Wilson and other members of the expedition. In two volumes.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 colour frontispieces with tissue guards, 4 further colour plates, 52 monochrome plates (including 10 folding panoramic collotypes), 5 maps (4 folding), all as called for, generally clean, with occasional spotting at fore-margin, small nick and slight abrasion to final map, vol. I, pp. lxiv, 300, [4]; viii, 301-585, [3], 8vo, original linen-backed pale blue boards, backstrips with printed paper labels, duplicate vol. II label tipped in, boards somewhat soiled and spotted, rear hinge of vol.I cracking but holding, paper labels tattered, rubbed at extremities, good

Publication Details: Constable, [1922]

Notes: Cherry-Garrard was a novice explorer when he joined Captain Scott's second and final Antarctic expedition as an "assistant zoologist" in June 1910. The popular team member would prove himself a remarkable "sledger", and was warmly commended by Scott himself. Garrard established the expedition newsletter South Polar Times, which was later reproduced in facsimile. Dr. Edward Wilson whose illustrations appeared in the Times, accompanied Scott on the fateful mission to the pole in 1912. Garrard had accompanied the party as far as the Beardmore Glacier, but was sent back on account of his youth. ...more

Bibliography: (Taurus 84: Rosove 71.A1)

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Price: £2,400

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: [1922]

Stock Number: 59162

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