Two Men in the Antarctic -- An Expedition to Graham Land, 1920-1922
Signed by Bagshawe and with Very Rare Dustjacket
With a forward by Frank Debenham, O.B.E., M.A. Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge.
By Bagshawe, Thomas
Cambridge: University Press. 1939. First Edition â€“ RARE. 8vo — 22.3cm; pp. , [i-vii], viii-xxi, , 292, photographic frontispiece, 32 photographic illustrations on 19 plates, 2 photographic panoramas on 1 folding plate, double-page meteorological table, 3 text sketches (1 full-page), 8pp. index, cartographic end leaves, publisherâ€™s light blue Oxford cloth, spine lettered in silver, publisherâ€™s photographic printed dust wrappers. Dust jacket is unclipped and showing some wear at extremities — in very good condition. Book and cloth in Near Fine condition. â€”Rosove 23.A1.
One of the most elusive Antarctic narrative publications describing the British Imperial Antarctic Expedition of 1920-21. An account of the experiences of Thomas Bagshawe and Maxine Lester of the otherwise failed British Imperial Antarctic Expedition. A well-written narrative by two enthusiast youths who should have known better but did not. Nevertheless, they accomplished important research relative to meteorology, sea ice, and zoological observations.