25 September 2001
[Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922)]
Robert Cushman MURPHY. A Sub-antarctic Island [New York:] Harper & Brothers, 1914. 8° (24 x 16.8cm.). 12pp. offprint from 'Harper's Magazine'. vol.CXXVIII, no. DCCLXIV for January 1914, illustrations. Contemporary cloth-backed boards.
Robert Cushman Murphy (bookplate, presented to:).
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) (inscription at head of first page 'Lieut. Sir Ernest H. Shackleton/from the writer./April, 1917'), and thence by descent.
[With:] R.C. MURPHY. Shackleton... Reprinted from Natural History, Vol. XXII, No.1, pp.56-59, 1922 New York: 1922. 8° (24.7 17.2cm.). Illustrations. Stapled.
[And:] R.C. MURPHY. South Georgia, an outpost of the Antarctic... Reprinted from the National Geographic Magazine, April 1922. Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1922. 8° (25.3 x 17.5cm.). 48pp.(including 11 blank pages). Illustrations. Stapled.
[With:] R.C. MURPHY. - Original pen and ink map of South Georgia, [no date but circa 1914]. Pen and ink on card with letterpress names added using small slips of paper (17.7 x 25.2cm.) with autograph manuscript text in ink on verso. Provenance: R.C. Murphy; Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), and thence by descent.
The form of the map suggests that it was prepared as the artwork for an unidentified publication. Murphy visited South Georgia in 1912 and published a number of articles on the island.
[And:] five other pamphlets or off-prints (including two duplicates). Provenance: Shackleton family, and thence by descent. (9)
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