25 September 2002
Sir Clements Robert MARKHAM (1830-1916). Antarctic Exploration: A plea for a national expedition. London: The Royal Geographical Society, 1898. 8° (245 x 161mm). 16pp., 1 folding coloured map. (Some marginal spotting to last 2 leaves.) Original blue wrappers.
FIRST EDITION of a 'proposal for what became Scott's Discovery expedition, by its principal proponent' (Rosove). Conrad p.115; Rosove 211.A1 'Rare'.
4 other articles and offprints of similar interest: G.B. von NEUMAYER. Über Südpoalrforschung... Separatabdruck aus dem Berichte des Sechsten Internationalen Geographischenkongresses, London, 1895, London & Beccles [n.d. but 1895?], 8°, wrappers; John MURRAY. [Scientific Advantages of an Antarctic expedition, n.p.: n.d. but 1898?], 8°., pp.413-436 of an unidentified journal, later wrappers; The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society... Vol.XVII., Nos.4-6, Manchester: 1901, 8°, wrappers; William HUGGUNS & C.R. MARKHAM. [Letter to the Officer commanding the National Antarctic Expedition, n.p.: n.d.], 8°, 4pp., folded). (5)
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