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SCOTT, Robert Falcon. Scott's Last Expedition
London : 1913First edition, first impression, of "undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications", illustrated throughout from "the unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting" (Taurus). As remarked by Rosove, "Scott's eloquent prose propelled him into the realm of greatness despite his flaws One does not have to wonder why it has... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136846
(SCOTT, Sir Walter.) BOWER, John. Description of the Abbeys of Melrose, and Old Melrose, with their traditions.
Edinburgh : 1822Presentation copy from the dedicatee Sir Walter Scott to Thomas Moore, inscribed in Scott's hand on the front blank, "Thomas Moore from his affectionate friend Walter Scott, Melrose Abbey, 31 October 1825", with Moore's ownership inscription below and his bookplate to the front pastedown. The presentation was made on the occasion of Moore's "long meditated... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 125496
CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World.
New York : 1930First US one-volume edition, "reproduced exactly from the second English edition, and the first to be printed in America" (Rosove), this copy inscribed by Cherry-Garrard to a family friend: "Inscribed to Alice by Apsley Cherry-Garrard with best these two words blotted wishes, July 7 1936", with an earlier date beneath. Copies of Worst Journey are very... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 133368
GORDON, Seton. Amid Snowy Wastes.
London : 1922First edition, first impression, of this first-hand account of the Oxford University Expedition to Spitsbergen in the summer of 1921. Seton Gordon (1886-1977) was a pioneering wildlife photographer and naturalist; ODNB quotes his obituary in "Scottish Birds", the journal of the Scottish Ornithologists Club, "With his passing ends the period of wholly... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 134593
(CHINDITS.) Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
WILD, Frank. Shackleton's Last Voyage.
London : 1923First edition, third impression. Wild had joined Scott on the Discovery, travelled with Mawson on his Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 137538
(CHAMPAGNE; MOËT & CHANDON.) Reduced facsimile of the Souvenir Album of the Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.
London : 1909First edition, de luxe issue, of this fascinating facsimile souvenir intended for presentation to the house of Moët & Chandon during the Franco-British Exhibition of Science, Arts and Industries, 1908, a lavish celebration of the Entente Cordiale signed in 1904. The original Souvenir Album was similarly bound in red, white and blue morocco, "in two... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120115
BRADFORD, William. The Arctic Regions.
London : 1873First and only edition of this highly uncommon and highly desirable Arctic record, one of perhaps as few as 300 copies. The book forms a record of the last of seven voyages to Labrador and Greenland that Bradford sponsored or participated in during the 1860s: "all early examples of what one might call 'eco-art tourism'"(Books on Ice).
Bradford was... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 94428