25 September 2002
SIR RAYMOND EDWARD PRIESTLEY (1886-1972)
Antarctic Adventure Scott's Northern Party. London & Leipzig: T. Fisher Unwin, 1914. 8° (218 x 139mm.). Half-title. Title in red and black. 3 folding maps, plates, illustrations. (Half-title, title and frontispiece with old light vertical crease). Original blue cloth, blocked in silver (spine slightly discoloured).
Raymond E. Priestley (Inscribed by the author 'Raymond Priestley Shackleton & Scott Expedition 1907-13' on title.)
FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Conrad p.181; Rosove 256. A1.a ('Uncommon'); Spence 839; Taurus 80.
BAYLIS, LEWIS & Co. (printers). A poster printed in green, 'Royal Engineers (Wireless) Recreation Club. The Public Hall Worcester. A Lecture will be given by Capt. R.E. Priestley Royal Engineers. Subject: "The Pleasant Side of Four Years' Exploration Around the South Pole." on Thursday evening, May 4th, 1916 ... The Lecture will be illustrated by 100 magnificent slides', Worcester: Baylis, Lewis & Co., . Broadsheet (760 x 510mm.). Printed in green. Early folds, otherwise in very fine condition.
And a related single-leaf flyer, [n.p.: circa 1916]. 4° (260 x 206mm.). Letterpress, printed in black on verso only. (Light silverfish damage to right margin). A fine contemporary ephemeral item, advertising Priestley's lecture and including a 'Synopsis of the Lecture'. (3)
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