Race to the End
Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole
By Ross D.E. MacPhee
This copy signed by Ross MacPhee on the main title page.
New York, Sterling Innovation, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. 245 pages plus 7 fold out maps, index, notes, black & white and colour illustration throughout. In publisher’s translucent slipcase. A very handsome production of an impeccably researched, and profusely illustrated account of the arduous quest for social advancement, scientific knowledge, recognition, and pride surrounding the struggles for conquering the South Pole. These abundantly illustrated pages feature diary entries, letters from members of the exploration, drawings, paintings, and photographs of the landscape, living quarters, equipment, and methods of transport as well as never-before-published images of the last items discovered with Scott and his four mates who perished upon their return from the South Pole.
A very important book for anyone interested in the heroic era of Antarctica exploration. Published in connection with the accompanying major 2010 exhibit at the American Museum Of Natural History in New York.
$125 - S O L D