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Welcome to the specialist online shop, York

We are a specialist online bookshop dealing in rare books in the following areas:

- Modern First Editions
Fine Illustrated  Books and Private Press
Twentieth Century British Art
Twentieth Century European History
- Twentieth Century Ephemera

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If you wish to purchase or enquire about any item please contact us by e-mail or telephone.

I will be exhibiting at the Edinburgh Book Fair at the Radisson Blu Hotel, 80 High Street, Royal Mile on the 23rd-24th March.



Snow Petrel on the nest, Cape Denison

Snow Petrel on the nest, Cape Denison


Gelatin silver print, mounted on board, Fine Art Society label on verso with title and reference number 85 in manuscript; 330 x 450mm. A striking image, taken by Hurley during Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. Hurley commented on trying to photograph snow petrels, "These beautiful birds allowed me to approach within a few yards... and secure a photograph. [But] my camera is a bugbear and using it is a nightmare. Every time I have to set the shutter, I have to take a number of tiny screws from the front and bend the mechanism into shape - and with frostbitten fingers!" A fine copy, lower right corner neatly repaired, not apparent from the front.

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