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LOT 3033
LOT 3033
DISCOVERY EXPEDITION. - George MURRAY (editor). The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901… with a preface by Sir Clements R. Markham… Presented to the Expedition. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1901. First edition, 8vo (222 x 144mm.) Illustrations, 3 folding maps in pocket at rear. (Some marginal browning, minor marginal tear with loss to p.365, some browning and light spotting to folding maps.) Original cloth blocked in blind, spine blocked in gilt (extremities bumped and lightly scuffed, spine darkened, endpapers browned, minor loss to front-free endpaper, tear to rear pastedown). Spence 829. Provenance: Robert H. Scott (signed 'Robert H. Scott' to title-page [Robert H. Scott was the Director of the Meteorological Office and researched Arctic and Antarctic climates]); James Cossar (inkstamp to front-free endpaper); The Michael Gilkes Collection (signed and dated '1945' to half-title). Note: Michael Gilkes purchased this book before embarking to serve with a whaling fleet in 1945.
Hammer price: £1,600
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LOT 3047
LOT 3047
MATTHEWS, [Leonard] Harrison. South Georgia the British Empire's Subantarctic Outpost. Bristol & London: John Wright & Sons Ltd., and Simpkin Marshall Ltd., 1931. First edition, 8vo (235 x 157mm.) Map to verso of half-title, numerous uncoloured illustrations. (Browning and spotting.) Original cloth, upper-cover blocked in black, spine gilt (extremities lightly bumped, spine slightly faded). Spence 770. Together with three a.l.s. by Duncan Carse addressed to Dr Gilkes, two referencing the Undine South Harbour Project in 1961 where Carse embarked on an experiment of living alone in the South Georgian cove undertaking scientific research, however, resulted in a 116 day debacle and eventual rescue by a sealing ship on September 12th. - And a t.l.s. by Edward Shackleton to Michael Gilkes dated '21st November, 1983', referring to his lecture at the Scott Polar Research Institute and an offer of a copy of his 1982 report, likely on the economics of the Falkland Islands. Provenance: The Michael Gilkes Collection.
Hammer price: £480
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