Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition
POLAR: ARMITAGE, Lieut Albert B.
London Edward Arnold.
First edition; 8vo, original pictorial green cloth, cover lettered in white, spine lettered in gilt. One folding colour map, 28 photographic illustrations on 16 plates including frontispiece, 54 sketched illustrations. One of the few first-hand accounts of Scott's Discovery expedition to have been separately published. Armitage, a merchant officer with the P & O line acted as second in command to Scott and was the first person to walk on the Polar ice cap and discovered three immense glaciers in the process. The book was issued without a dust jacket and the green cloth spine is seldom found unfaded.. This copy is better than many, with only slight fading to the spine, some light foxing to the end papers, a neat contemporary ownership inscription, small previous owners label. A lovely copy. Taurus 43