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With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
Davis, John King
1919, Melrose, London
1st, 4to, pp.xxi, 183, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 1 color fldg & 7 bw maps, gilt-lettered spine, black dec orange cloth
cloth w/ few external marks, spine w/ usual light fading, miss front free ep, tight, vg+, map fine
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ personal account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, the official account of which was Mawson’s ‘The Home of the Blizzard’. Davis provides the details of the voyages of the ship which were not included in Mawson’s work. Scarce, particularly so with this binding.
AB-USN 23-66.18, Conrad p.205, Karrow 172, Meadows 340, Renard 422, Rosove 87.A1.b, Spence 354, Taurus 101.
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