1959 Two Years in the Antarctic
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, Signed, With Dustwrapper
The scarce first U.S. edition of this work.
Inscribed by the author to the title page, 'For Ken Back, E. W. Kevin Walton, signed = 1919! via Jonathan Walton'.
In the original unclipped dustwrapper.
Kevin Walton's exciting account of two years he spent exploring the Antarctic from 1946 to 1948.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, two double-paged plates, sixteen plates, and in-text maps and illustrations.
Walton was a Royal Navy officer during the Send World War, a winner of the Albert Medal.
From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back, with his bookplate to the verso to the front endpaper. 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.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light marks to the boards and spine, heavier to the spine. Tape marks to the endpapers. Bookplate to the verso to the front endpaper. Dustwrapper is lightly edgeworn with some small closed tears. Light marks to the wraps, including to the reverse. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with some odd spots. Inscribed by the author to the title page.
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