The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin
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The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson

Author(s): Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin

Copyright: 2018, UK
Specifications: (see below for specs)
Condition: all 4 volumes encased in grey slipcase; new

A Limited-Edition, Two-Diary Boxed Set from
Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914

1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, 81 bw photos, plan, drawing, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new;
1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 65 bw photos, drawing, 2 maps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new;
1st, 8vo, pp.16, illus frontis, 16 bw photos, drawing, wraps; new;
1st, 8vo, pp.36, 2 color & 2 bw photos, 49 color & 2 bw illus, wraps; new;

with sleeve containing 3 color & 3 bw postcards, color fldg map, & limitation card #n/300;

Andrew Watson, Alexander Kennedy, and Charles Harrisson were members of the little-known eight-man Western Base Party, led by Frank Wild, on Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14). They were deposited 2000km west of the Main Base by the ship Aurora on the Shackleton Ice Shelf of Queen Mary Land in Febuary 1912 and recovered in February 1913. Watson was a geologist, Kennedy a magnetician, and Harrisson a biologist, also serving as expedition artist. During their year away from the Main Base the party conducted scientific and meteorological observations in addition to making numerous discoveries during the course of two exploratory sledging journeys. This is the first publication of Watson’s and Kennedy’s diaries which are important additions to the history of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Harrisson’s diary was previously published by Heather Rossiter under the title ‘Mawson's Forgotten Men’. Presented here are wonderful examples of his paintings and drawings. This is a lovely, limited-edition, boxed set of 300 copies.














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