22 September 2010
APSLEY GEORGE BENET CHERRY-GERRARD (1886-1959), EDITOR
The South Polar Times. Volume III: April-October 1911.. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1914. Volume III only (of 3), 4° (277 x 210mm.). Half-title. Title and text in red and blue. Coloured plates, photographs, illustrations and sketches after Herbert Ponting, Edward Wilson and others. (Very occasional light spotting, frontispieces to parts I and III starting.) Original dark blue ribbed cloth, inset coloured-plate to upper board, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, upper joint with short split, repair to front hinge and half-title at gutter, new rear endpapers). Provenance: Apsley Cherry-Garrard (editor's presentation inscription 'to one of his staff' on f.f.e.p., dated 1914 to:) -- Charles Seymour 'Silas' Wright (signature to front pastedown).
IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY. The first two volumes of the South Polar Times were issued during Scott's Discovery expedition for the amusement and recreation of the shore party during the long Antarctic winter. This third volume, produced during the Terra Nova expedition, follows the same format, comprising stories, anecdotes and semi-serious essays, with Cherry-Garrard as editor. 'Silas' Wright, a Canadian, was the expedition physicist and glaciologist. This facsimile edition of the South Polar Times was published in a limited edition of 350 copies, of which this is an UNNUMBERED PRESENTATION COPY. Conrad p.173; Rosove 291.A2.a; Spence 1094.
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