British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
George P. ABBOTT. - Herbert J. PONTING (1871-1935). The Great White South. London: Duckworth, 1921. 8° (23.1 x 15.3cm.) 97 plates, 1 full-page map. (3 plates with inner margin reinforced with adhesive tape, marginal tears to four others.) Original cloth gilt (worn). Provenance: Emily Abbott (presentation inscription to her husband:); George Abbott (inscription 'To my darling Hubby. Christmas. 1921', inserted manuscript notes re. Rennick and Pennell); by descent. FIRST EDITION. Renard p.183; Spence 926.
Griffith TAYLOR. With Scott: the silver lining. London: William Clowes & Sons, Limited for Smith, Elder & Co., 1916, 8° (23.5 x 16.4cm.) Plates, some folding, illustrations, one folding maps (one coloured). Original green cloth, upper cover blocked in black and white, spine blocked in gilt. Provenance: Emily Abbott (wife of George Abbott, signature); by descent. FIRST EDITION. FIRST EDITION. Renard p.190 ('difficult to find'); Spence 1183.
Edward EVANS, Baron Mountevans (1880-1857). South with Scott. London, Glasgow, etc.: 1921. 8° (21.8 x 14.4cm.) Half-title. Portrait frontispiece, 1 folding diagram, 3 folding maps (Two maps loosely inserted, half-title and portrait detached.) Original blue cloth (tear to spine). Provenance: Emily Abbott (wife of George Abbott, signature); by descent. FIRST EDITION, fourth impression.
George SEAVER. 'Birdie' Bowers of the Antarctic... With an Introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. London: 1938. 8° (21.5 x 14cm.) Plates, one folding map, one full-page map. (Title spotted.) Original cloth, dust-jacket (light soiling, dust-jacket torn with some loss). Provenance: Emily Abbott (presentation inscription to her son:); Donald Abbott (inscription, by descent). FIRST EDITION. Renard p.189; Spence 1083.
And two others of related interest (L.C.BERNACCHI. A Very Gallant Gentleman, London, 1942, 8°; Howard MARSHALL. With Scott to the Pole, London, 1947, 4°). (6)