Southern Lights -- The Official Account of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-1937
Signed by John Rymill
By Rymill, John
London: Chatto and Windus, 1938. First Edition. 4to â€“ 25.8cm. [xv], 296pp., frontispiece plus 121 excellent sepia toned photographs, three fold-out maps with color, several full-page maps — some in color, one large fold-out color map at rear — complete. A Near Fine copy in publisherâ€™s green cloth covered boards with bright gilt title label on spine. Internally in Fine condition with tight un-cracked hinges and no prior ownership markings; no foxing, inscriptions, folds or tears. Exterior is Near Fine with no wear to edges or corners of original green cloth. A well-preserved complete copy in Near Fine condition. This unique copy is signed and inscribed by John Rymill on the front free end leaf.
Conrad 296; Spence 1016. Rosove 226.A1.c
Southern Lights is a well-written first person narrative of an important expedition establishing that Graham Land, in the Weddell Sea, was part of the Antarctic Continent and not an archipelago. Containing two chapters by A. Stephenson and a historical introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. The British Graham Land Expeditionâ€™s objectives were simple: â€śexperience the adventure of polar living, matching danger and daring while exploring Graham Land by ship, sledge and airplane”. This book is an interesting and good read with excellent sepia images and maps.