Cambridge: At the University Press, 1921. xii,539pp., plus plates and maps, some folding. Quarto. Blue publisher's cloth, stamped in silver. Boards rubbed, with small ink stains, moderate shelf wear. Spine ends worn, with foot repaired, front hinge cracked but holding. Bookplate on front pastedown. Text tanned, frontis lightly foxed. Good plus. Item #WRCAM51959
The final book by geographer and explorer Clements Robert Markham, completed and published five years after his death. A comprehensive account of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions through Danish explorations of Greenland in 1908 and Scott's final journey to the South Pole in 1912. "Markham's active involvement in Polar exploration spanned 60 years (ranging from participant to masterminding Scott's first expedition). Highly acclaimed upon publication, it remains one of the most important contributions on the subject" - Conrad. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 10939. CONRAD, pp.117,182. SPENCE 755. RENARD 990, 991.