In Amundsen's Tracks on the Axel Heibert Glacier
The Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography
Signed Twice and Inscribed by Wally Herbert
By Herbert, W.W.
London: Royal Geographic Society, December 1963. Volume 126, Part 4. 8vo â€“ 24.5cm. In Amundsen’s Tracks. pp397-411 large fold-out color map. Publisherâ€™s blue printed wrappers with black titles on front cover and stapled binding â€“ complete and in near fine condition.
An informative publication of a presentation by W.W. Herbert to the Royal Geographic Society in December 1963 discussing his impressions of Amundsenâ€™s journey along the Axel Heibert Glacier enroute to his conquest of the South Pole. Herbert followed the tracks of Amundsen and gives this most engaging and informative account while projecting the experience and what it must have been like in the context of Amundsenâ€™s time fifty years earlier. With discussion notes by RGS President Sir Raymond Priestly at the rear.
The leader of the British Trans-Arctic expedition was Walter William “Wally” Herbert (1934-2007) who made a 3800-mile surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean. This unique copy is signed and inscribed by Herbert on the front cover and also signed above his printed name on the large fold-out color map mounted at the rear of this publication.