The Taurus Collection: 150 Collectable Books on the Antarctic
Edited by Julian Mackenzie ‚Äď Signed by Julian Mackenzie
London: Travellers’ Bookshop, 2001. Edition limited to 500 copies, 4to., (12 1‚ĀĄ2‚ÄĚ x 8 3‚ĀĄ4‚ÄĚ), [x], 197pp., approx. 160 colour illustrations, publisher‚Äôs black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust-wrapper. A Fine copy in Fine dustjacket‚ÄĒAs New and signed by Julian Mackenzie on the main title page.
A pictorial bibliography of one of the finest collections of Antarctica publications in private hands. The collection is limited to first-hand accounts, and was assembled with a view to condition. It contains many outstanding copies, some with rare dust-wrappers. ‚ÄúThe Taurus Collection was formed with two objectives in mind: First was to obtain the finest possible copies of books on the Antarctic; second was to focus on the people and expeditions who went to the Continent when heroism was most important, ie: before the age of mechanization.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒfrom the introduction.
The Taurus Collection publication should prove to be a valuable resource for both written and visual documentation for key books important to documentation of exploration of the Antarctic Continent‚ÄĒthe last, and possibly the most demanding unexplored area of our planet.