18 April 2000
British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
Apsley George Benet CHERRY-GARRARD (1886-1959) The Worst Journey in the World, Antarctic 1910-1913. London, Bombay and Sydney: R.& R. Clark for Contstable & Co. Ltd, 1922. 2 volumes, 8° (22.3 x 14.5cm.) Half-titles. 48 plates, 6 coloured, 10 folding panoramas, and 4 maps only (of 5). (Lacking map facing p.542 vol.II, some small marginal tears to about five folding plates.) Original cloth-backed boards, paper labels on spines, replacement label tipped in at front of volume II (small tears to spines, paper labels chipped with slight loss). Provenance: Emily Abbott (presentation inscription to her husband:); George P.Abbott (inscriptions, vol.I: 'To my darling hubby/Christmas/1922/G.P.Abbott', vol.II: 'G.P.Abbott/From an admirer/Christmas 1922'); by descent.
FIRST EDITION. From the library of a member of the Northern Party, and a participant in the events described by Cherry-Garrard. Renard p.173; Spence 277. (2)
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