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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 104

    CHERRY-GARRARD, George Benet Apsley (1886-1959). The Worst Journey in the World, Antarctic 1910-1913. London, Bombay and Sydney: R.& R. Clark for Constable & Co. Ltd, 1922. 2 volumes, 8° (225 x 145mm). Half-titles, 48 plates, 6 coloured, 10 folding panoramas, and 5 maps, 4 folding. (One folding plate slightly creased, very occasional light marginal spotting, pp.89-94 roughly opened.) Original linen-backed boards, printed paper labels on spines, uncut (lightly soiled and rubbed, spines creased, labels lightly browned).

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    CHERRY-GARRARD, George Benet Apsley (1886-1959). The Worst Journey in the World, Antarctic 1910-1913. London, Bombay and Sydney: R.& R. Clark for Constable & Co. Ltd, 1922. 2 volumes, 8° (225 x 145mm). Half-titles, 48 plates, 6 coloured, 10 folding panoramas, and 5 maps, 4 folding. (One folding plate slightly creased, very occasional light marginal spotting, pp.89-94 roughly opened.) Original linen-backed boards, printed paper labels on spines, uncut (lightly soiled and rubbed, spines creased, labels lightly browned).

    Provenance: [Helen] Melville Russell Cooke (pencil ownership inscription to front free endpapers).

    FIRST EDITION OF 'THE FINEST POLAR BOOK EVER WRITTEN' (Rosove). Russell Cooke (1898-1973) was the daughter of Edward John Smith, Captain of the Titanic. Conrad p.173; Rosove 71.A1 ('Uncommon.');

    Spence 27.
    Cherry-Garrard, A.G.B. (2)


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