Home Of The Blizzard – Original Two Volume First Edition. US Edition. Used condition in line with its age.
Hardcover. Large 8vo. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA. 1915. 2 volumes. xxx, 349; xiii, 338 pp. Portrait frontispiece, 21 color plates, profusion of plates and illustrations in text, 3 folding maps in rear pocket of volume 2. First American edition, from English sheets and identical to London edition/First Printing.
Bound in publisher s original dark blue cloth lettered in silver on the spines and covers, and pictorially decorated with silver devices on the upper covers. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities (light chipping present to the board extremities). Previous owner’s bookplate present to the reverse of the front and the previous owner’s name present to the FFEP. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid.
Mawson’s account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition in the “Aurora.” Mawson made a solitary sledge journey of over 160 miles of the most treacherous and wind-lashed ice in Antarctica. The expedition systematically explored King George V Land and the Terre Adelie. It also charted the whole 2000 mile coastline from the Mertz Glacier and Garssberg, thereby connecting the discoveries of Wilkes and Dumont d’Urville, Scott and Drygalski. During a second sledging journey, however, Mawson’s two companions perished and he was only just able to save his own life by dragging a sledge he’d cut in two to save weight back to Cape Denison.
A collectors item.