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BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907-1909

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BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1907-1909 Edward KIDSON (1882-1939). British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 Under the Command of Sir E.H. Shackleton, C.V.O. Reports on the Scientific Investigations Meteorology. Melbourne: By Authority, H.J. Green, Government Printer, [n.d., but circa 1928]. 4° (272 x 215mm.). Illustrations. (Some light spotting). Original green morocco-backed cloth (somewhat scuffed and discoloured). RARE. 'Shackleton did not have a professional meteorologist, but barometric readings, temperatures ..., mean wind velocity and direction, cloud observations, and the drift direction of Mt. Erebus's steam plume were regularly taken by expedition members. The measurements obtained were considered as accurate as those obtained by professionals on other expeditions of the period' (Rosove). Conrad p.144; Rosove 190.A1 ('Very scarce'); Spence 183. [With:] [W.Campbell SMITH (editor)]. British Museum (Natural History) Report on the Geological Collections made during the voyage of the "Quest" on the Shackleton-Rowett expedition to the South Atlantic & Weddell Sea in 1921-1922. London: printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1930. 8° 243 x 152mm.). Plates, illustrations. Original red cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt and blind, glassine dust-jacket. A VERY FINE COPY. 'Concerning the geological collections from South Georgia, Elephant Island, Zavadovski Island and Weddell Sea ocean bottom, the Tristan da Cunha group, Gough Island, St. Helena, Ascension Island, the Cape Verde Islands, and St. Paul's Rocks, and consisting of thirteen reports' (Rosove). Rosove 313.A1; Spence 1140. And 15 others, original parts from the official reports of various other Antarctic expeditions, 1901-1976. (17)
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