The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
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The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913

Author(s): Cherry-Garrard, Apsley

Copyright: [1923], Doran, NY
Specifications: 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map,
Condition: paper spine labels, tan linen spines, blue-gray papered boards; boards w/ very little wear, no chips to labels but darkened, vol I bottom spine w/ stain mark, name Oct 1923 each ffep, vol I front hinge starting, light foxing, maps w/ no tears, very good

The Finest Polar Book Ever Written

Long regarded as ‘the’ classic work of Antarctic literature, Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 and the assistant zoologist. In addition to using his own material, he had access to the diaries of Wilson, Bowers, Lashly, Priestley, and Atkinson. He presents the entire story of the main party, the Winter Journey to Cape Crozier to collect Emperor penguin eggs (of which he was the only member to survive the expedition), the Polar Journey, the Search Journey, and the second ascent of Mount Erebus.

This first US edition, like the first UK edition, was printed in Edinburgh but is without the 10 folding panoramas which only appeared in the UK edition. Ranked first by National Geographic on their list of “The 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time”. A cornerstone work for any Antarctic collection. Uncommon.

See Conrad p.173, Neate C37, Renard 307, Rosove 71.C1.a.

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