17 September 1999,
Price realised GBP 2,990
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Albert Borlase Armitage (1864-1943)
Two years in the Antarctic being a narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition. London: Edward Arnold, 1905. 8 (22 x 14cm.) One folding map printed in colours, 16 plates, 16pp. publishers' advertisements at end. (Plate facing p.134 loosely inserted and with small marginal tears, occasional light spottting.) Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, the upper cover lettered in white above and below an illustration blocked in black (spine discoloured, extremities rubbed, inner joints split).
Provenance: Robert Falcon Scott (author's presentation card mounted on front blank, inscribed '...October 19th, 1905 To Capt. Robert F. Scott. R.N. C.V.O., etc, with the best wishes of the Author Albert W. Armitage'); by descent.
FIRST EDITION and an important association copy: Armitage, a career merchant marine officer with the P.& O. line had already served as second in command of the Jackson-Harmsworth North Polar Expedition of 1894-7 when he was appointed as Scott's deputy. The present work, according to the author's preface, is an attempt to describe the daily lives of the participants in the expedition.
Edward EVANS, Baron Mountevans (1880-1957). British Polar Explorers. London: 1943. 4 (22.1 x 16cm.) Coloured plates, illustrations. Original boards, dust-jacket. Provenance: Kathleen Scott (author's presentation inscription, and loosely inserted typed letter signed); by descent. FIRST EDITION.
E. EVANS, Baron Mountevans. South with Scott. London & Glasgow: 1928. 8 (19.2 x 13.2cm.) Plates, maps. (Some light spotting). Original pictorial cloth (spine lightly soiled). Provenance: author's presentation copy, inscribed with an integral pen and ink sketch. Tenth impression. (3)
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