When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted
The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903
Signed by the Editor, Michael Rosove.
Ricardo S. Hermelo, JosĂ© M. Sobral, Felipe Fliess. (Gricelda and Lawrence Perales, translators; Michael H. Rosove, editor.) Santa Monica, California: AdĂ©lie Books, 2004. Sm4to (10Â˝â€ť x 7Â˝â€ť), [xi], 24pp., Appendix A,B,C & D; Bibliography. Color fontis â€śThe Corvette Uruguay in the Antarcticâ€ť, 2 bw photograph in text; quarter violet-blue cloth, boards covered with handmade marbled paper in violet, green-gray, and buff, printed paper spine label, all acid-free materials. As New Condition. This book has been produced in a limited edition of only 250 unnumbered copies.
â€śA little known but intriguing episode of the (Otto) Nordenskjold expeditionâ€™s history â€“ and the focus of this publication â€“ concerns the northward passage of the Uruguay. In a storm in the Drake Passage between the Antarctic Peninsula and South America, two of the shipâ€™s three masts were severely damaged. What transpired between the Swedish and Argentinean staffs in that predicament became a matter of controversy and pride for the Argentineans.â€ť
â€śWhen the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted is an English-language translation of a rare pamphlet entitled Cuando la Corbeta Uruguay Quedo Desarbolada (Buenos Aires: 1946) that brought the controversy to light, together with an historical introduction and appendices containing the relevant original Spanish and Swedish materials.â€ť