The Songs Of The "Morning"
A most unique copy signed by Doorly; With signed letter.
by Doorly, Captain Gerald S
Melbourne: Bread and Cheese Club. 1943. First Edition;, 1943. Sm4to â€“ 25.8cm.,18pp,  (music). full-page illustration of the ship ‘Morning’ in McMurdo Sound National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904. Original stiff grey leather grain printed wrappers â€”very good condition with watermark on upper right corner of front cover.
Songs of the ‘Morning” was written and composed in the Antarctic on the relief ship to Captain Scott’s expedition of 1902-1904, the ship carried a piano, the music was written by Gerald Doorly and the lyrics by John D. Morrison the chief engineer. Scarce. Rosove 98.A1.
This unique copy is signed and inscribed by Gerald S. Doorly and dated 4.4.43 in the year of publication in the lower right corner of the title page. The inscription is to J.S. Forman reading: â€śSigned with grateful wishes and many thanks for many kindnesses â€“ for Fellow J.S. Formanâ€ť Gerald S. Doorly 4.4.43â€ť.
A typed letter to Mr. J.S. Forman and signed by Gerald S. Doorly. This letter is dated 3/4/43 and is a letter of apology for the misspelling of Formanâ€™s name on the Music title page of this publication. Forman was responsible for and credited with the lettering of the song titles throughout.