Lot 378 of 613:
Mawson - The Home of the Blizzard  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
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$200 - $300

Title:
The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

Author:
Mawson, Sir Douglas

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
J.B. Lippincott

Date:
[c.1915]

Description:

2 volumes. xxx, 349; xiii, 338, [1] pp. Errata slip tipped in at title page of Volume 1. With numerous plates from photographs (18 in color); 3 folding maps loose at rear of Vol. II. (Large 8vo) original blue cloth lettered in silver. First American Edition, later issue binding.

Mawson "organized and led the noted Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14. Sailing in the Aurora (Captain J.K. Davis) Mawson left a wireless station at Macquarie Island under G.F. Ainsworth and in the continent established his own main base at Cape Denison in what was later to become George V Land... Davis and the land parties explored nearly 2,000 miles of coastline while sledge parties traversed some 4,000 miles in the coast lands and hinterlands gaining scientific information of great value..." - DNB. Spence 773.


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Condition:
Bindings with some light wear and soiling; foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
286710a
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