By John Giaever; Gordon de Q. Robin; E F Roots; Valter Schytt; Brian Walford; E. M. Huggard [trans.]
London   Chatto and Windus
9.5" by 6" 304pp.
A superb first English edition copy of this fascinating account of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition, signed by one of the contributors and profusely illustrated throughout.
By John Giaever; Gordon de Q. Robin; E F Roots; Valter Schytt; Brian Walford; E. M. Huggard [trans.]

1954 The White Desert: The Official Account of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition

London   Chatto and Windus
9.5" by 6" 304pp.
A superb first English edition copy of this fascinating account of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition, signed by one of the contributors and profusely illustrated throughout.
Special Price £52.50 Regular Price £75.00
: 0.75kgs / : 766A39

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An Important Work, First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper

The first English edition, translated from the Norwegian by E. M. Huggard. 

Signed by one of the contributors, Valter Schytt, to the half title page.

The official account of the first large scale International Expedition ever to be organised. Told by Captain John Giaever, of the Norwegian Polar Institute, who led this combined Expedition to the Antarctic. With contributions by Gordon de Q. Robin, E F Roots, Valter Schytt, and Brian Walford.

A vivid and intimate portrait of the crew, working for two years in wooden houses half buried in the snow on a floating ice barrier, feeling the effects of insomnia, experiencing the darkness as the sun disappears for two months.

Giaever described how they managed dog teams and mastered each other's languages; how disaster came when three men were drowned in the fjord; how they successfully performed the removal of one member's right eye. 

An outstanding book, where the reader really shares their cramped and compulsory comradeship.

An account of exploration and human adaptability, mas well as a study of rare international teamwork. 

Profusely illustrated throughout with various photographs and maps. In the original, unclipped dustwrapper. 

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, lovely with only minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Signed by one of the contributors, Valter Schytt, to the half title page. The dustwrapper is excellent and unclipped with only minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Profusely illustrated throughout with various photographs and maps.

Fine

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