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BULL, Henrik.

The Cruise of the "Antarctic"

to the South Polar Regions.

Stock Code
104936
London, Edward Arnold, 1896
£850

'Scarce' (Rosove). 'This is an attractive piece of book production, describing a sealing and whaling voyage into the Ross Sea led by a Norwegian who had immigrated to Australia. Somewhat surprisingly, it produced a little scientific information as well: Carsten Borchgrevink, deck-hand and amateur scientist, brought back the first vegetation from below the Antarctic Circle. Later he claimed his landing at Cape Adare in 1895 was the first by man on the Antarctic continent' (Taurus).

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Description

First edition, 8vo, [xii], 243, [1], pp., 4 undated pages and 32 pages dated February 1896 of ads at end, frontispiece by W.L. Wyllie, 11 full-page black-and-white plates by W. G. Burn Murdoch, original pictorial blue cloth, upper cover with image of ship against backdrop of ice-cliffs in silver and black, spine and cover lettered in silver, light wear to extremities, light spotting to title, the cloth bright and fine.

Bibliography

Rosove 55.A1a; Taurus 14; Conrad p81; Spence 210.

Stock ID:104936

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