[TRAVEL & EXPLORATION]. ARMITAGE, Albert Borlase (1864-1943). Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition. London: Edward Arnold, 1905.
8vo. With folding map, 16 photographic plates, and text illustrations. (Folding map with a few short tears repaired verso, spotting to a few leaves, Original publisher's green pictorial cloth (spine soiled; slight dampstaining to front cover). Provenance: J. H. Donaldson (bookplate); Steve Fossett (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Armitage sailed as navigator and Second in Command under Scott on the Discovery Expedition of 1901-04 to Antarctica. His account, which exposes some of the lighter and more anecdotal sides of the expedition, often comments on the men's characters. One of the few first-hand accounts of Scott's Discovery expedition to have been separately published. Conrad, p 110; Renard 50; Rosove 17.A1.c; Spence 67; Taurus 43.
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