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First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900

Author(s): Borchgrevink, C. E.

Copyright: 1901, Newnes, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, teg, gilt decorated & lettered spine, front cover w/ gilt & silver image, dark blue cloth
Condition: cloth top spine pulled, spine slightly darkened, light rubbing, light wear to corners, some foxing to title page, maps w/ original folds, vg+

Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross Ice Shelf. Louis Bernacchi wrote of the expedition in his book ‘To the South Polar Regions’. An important early Antarctic work. Uncommon.

AB-USN 23-52.11, Conrad p.91, Karrow 93, Mackenzie 24, Meadows 302, Renard 152, Rosove 45.A1.a, Spence 152.

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