25 September 2008,
Price realised GBP 1,750
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
George Edward Marston (1882-1940)
'The Modern Explorer'
signed with initials 'G.M.' (lower right), inscribed as titled above the image and signed by Wild, Worsley, Dobbs, Lees, Mackintosh, Bickerton, Marston, Brocklehurst and Shackleton (the latter signature possibly secretarial)
pen and ink and blue wash on paper
6 x 8 5/8in. (15.2 x 21.8cm.)
together with autograph letter signed by Frank Wild to Mrs Alec-Tweedie, 9 July 1914, on Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition headed paper, thanking her for the gift of a book to be taken on the expedition (2)
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