25 September 2002,
Price realised GBP 1,314
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
CARSTEN EGBERG BORCHGREVINK (1864-1934)
First on the Antarctic Continent being an account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900. London: George Newnes, Limited, 1901. 8° (215 x 142mm). Half-title, 32pp. publisher's advertisements at end. 3 folding coloured maps, plates. Original blue cloth, upper cover blocked in gilt and silver, spine blocked in gilt, t.e.g. (recased, later endpapers).
Constance Ranfurley of Dunedin (inscription dated 1902) -- Frank S. McLintock (inscription dated July 1955).
First edition. Conrad p.91; Rosove 45.A1.a ('Uncommon') Spence 152; Taurus 24.
[With:] C.E. BORCHGREVINK. Naermest Sydpolen Aaret 1900. Copenhagen: 1905. 8° (244 x 165mm). Half-title. 4 maps (2 coloured (1 folding), 42 plates (6 coloured). Original red/pink cloth (spine somewhat faded with neat repairs to head and foot, inner hinges repaired). Provenance: Wiggo Stegmann (bookplate) -- Andrew Taylor (bookplate).
First Danish edition, in a variant binding not recorded by Rosove. Cf. Rosove 48.A2 ('Scarce'); Spence 153; Taurus 23 (incorrectly identified as Norwegian language edition).
C.E. BORCHGREVINK. Das Festland am Südpol. Breslau: 1905. 8° (244 x 170mm). Plates, maps, illustrations. Original blue cloth with pictorial upper cover.
First edition in German. Fine copy. Spence 154. (3)
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