First on the Antarctic Continent. Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
by Borchgrevink, C.E.
London: George Newnes, 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Borchgrevink led the "Southern Cross" expedition, a British expedition sponsored by Sir George Newnes. Borchgrevink was an amateur adventurer and explorer. He was born in Norway in 1864 and migrated to Australia in 1888. This expedition was the first expedition to winter on the Antarctic mainland. 8vo, (xv) + 333pp, 32pp adverts, publishers blue gilt & silver stamped pictorial buckram, rebacked with original spine laid down, frontis & many full page photo plates and ills throughout text,  maps in back, new endpapers. Covers slightly rubbed at edges. Collated complete. Internally clean and bright. Spence 152; Rosove 45.A.1.a.
(Inventory #: 22088)
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