South Georgia: The British Empire’s Subantarctic Outpost – A Synopsis of the History of the Island: Matthews, L. Harrison
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South Georgia: The British Empire’s Subantarctic Outpost – A Synopsis of the History of the Island

Author(s): Matthews, L. Harrison

Copyright: 1931, John Wright/Simpkin Marshall, Bristol, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 163, map frontis, 56 bw photos, 20 figs, purple cloth
Condition: cloth spine lightly faded, gift inscription dated 1934 on ½ title, tight, fine

Matthews was a member of the scientific staff on the Discovery expedition of 1924-27. This is the standard account of South Georgia’s history, prior to Headland’s ‘Island of South Georgia’. Matthews provides a general description of the island, details of early voyages, the sealers, 19th century voyages, and the whaling industry in the early 20th century. Very scarce.

Meadows 1170, Renard 1014, Spence 770.





















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