By Finn Ronne
New York   G. P. Putnam's Sons
9" by 6" xii, 299pp
A wonderful autobiography signed by both Finn and Jackie Ronne, Jackie being the first woman in the world to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition.
By Finn Ronne

1949 Antarctic Conquest: The Story of the Ronne Expedition 1946-1948

New York   G. P. Putnam's Sons
9" by 6" xii, 299pp
A wonderful autobiography signed by both Finn and Jackie Ronne, Jackie being the first woman in the world to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition.
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper

Finn Ronne (1899-1980) was an Antarctic explorer who, along with his wife Jackie, led an expedition to map the Weddell Sea coastline, setting a number of polar records in the process.

Contains a number of full plate illustrations, along with maps. Collated, completed.

Inscription from the author and his wife Jackie Ronne reads: 'To our very good friends Ruth and Bess with deep and sincere appreciation for all kindnesses and all our good wishes. Finn Ronne, Jackie Ronne.

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

In a full cloth binding. Dust wrapper price clipped, has been rebacked on paper, minor chipping to the head and tail and shelf wear to the extremities. Contains an ownership bookplate, half title page inscribed by author. Internally firmly bound, pages bright and clean.

Near Fine

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