First On The Antarctic Continent. Being An Account Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900

By: Borchgrevink C.E.

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Book Condition: xvi, 333pp, sunning to spine, pencil annotation to one page, near VG. Alan Gurney's copy with his pencil signature to the front endpaper and pencil annotation to rear of index. Gurney was a well known yacht designer with a passion for the Antarctic. Loosely inserted are a couple of original photographs of a poem written on the ceiling of Borchgrevink's hut.


Borchgrevink recruited Sir George Newnes, the publisher, as a sponsor for this expedition, on board the Southern Cross. His plan was to ‘make deep sea and inshore soundings, collect natural history specimens, make pendulum observations, take meteorological data and attempt to reach Magnetic Pole and South Pole. Borchgrevink had been denigrated by Sir Clements Markham for, as Markham perceived, having usurped funds and priority from the British National Antarctic Expedition.

Title: First On The Antarctic Continent. Being An Account Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900

Author Name: Borchgrevink C.E.

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 1980 reprint

Publisher: C. Hurst & Co: 1980

ISBN Number: 0905838416

ISBN Number 13: 9780905838410

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: xvi, 333pp, sunning to spine, pencil annotation to one page, near VG. Alan Gurney's copy with his pencil signature to the front endpaper and pencil annotation to rear of index. Gurney was a well known yacht designer with a passion for the Antarctic. Loosely inserted are a couple of original photographs of a poem written on the ceiling of Borchgrevink's hut.

Seller ID: 56548

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