By Captain Gerald S. Doorly
Melbourne   Bread and Cheese Club
10.5" by 8" 18, [14]pp.
An excellent first edition copy of this scarce volume comprising a number of songs composed by Captain Gerald Doorly in the Antarctic , during one of his expeditions with his relief ship "the Morning."
By Captain Gerald S. Doorly

1943 The Songs of the "Morning"

Melbourne   Bread and Cheese Club
10.5" by 8" 18, [14]pp.
An excellent first edition copy of this scarce volume comprising a number of songs composed by Captain Gerald Doorly in the Antarctic , during one of his expeditions with his relief ship "the Morning."
£75.00
: 0.75kgs / : 762A33

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Description

First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound, Scarce

A scarce work. the first edition, held institutionally by only three libraries. An original volume comprising a number of songs compiled and composed by Captain Gerald S. Doorly on his ship Morning in Antarctica, whilst on an expedition. With text and musical notes. Illustrated with a picture of the Morning. 

From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years.  He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations.  His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.

Condition

Rebound in quarter calf with facsimile illustrated boards. Original wraps bound in with the volume. Externally, lovely. Kenn Back's bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Illustrated.

Fine

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