First edition, first printing. Publisher's original illustrated wrappers. Illustrated with a large coloured folding map of the North and South Polar regions at the rear. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a touch of cracking to the front and rear hinges, some light scattered foxing to the covers and some minor loss and wear to the top corner of the upper cover. The contents with a small, neat previous owner's stamp to the head of the inside of the front cover, a tiny chip to the top corner of the title page and scattered foxing are otherwise in very good order. The folding map remains in excellent, clean condition, free from any tears or damage.
A collection of essays on various aspects of Arctic and Antarctic exploration by Louis Bernacchi, Hugh Robert Mill, Frank Debenham, George Clarke Simpson, Charles Seymour Wright, James Mann Wordie, Alister Clavering Hardy, Martin A. C. Hinton, Norman Boyd Kinnear, Robert Rudmose-Brown, George Binney, George Murray-Levick and Henry George Watkins, published in conjunction with the British Polar Expedition of 1930 and designed to raise funds for the recently founded Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge. The topics covered include the history of polar discoveries, the aims of polar exploration, polar meteorology, geophysics, geology, and glaciology, the biology of the polar seas, polar mammals and birds, polar fisheries, whales and whaling, polar transport, the rationing of sledge parties, and expedition equipment.
Stock code: 21222