[TRAVEL & EXPLORATION]. PRIESTLEY, Raymond E., Sir (1886-1974). Antarctic Adventure. Scott's Northern Party. London: Fisher Unwin, 1914.
8vo. With frontispiece, 3 folding maps & 150 photo illustrations on 97 plates. (Occasional light spotting.) Original publisher's pictorial light blue cloth, silver gilt, top edge gilt (spine sunned). Provenance: Nellie R. Bullock (signature, 1916); Steve Fossett (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. The account written by the expedition geologist, in which "one reads about the wild adventures and amazing survival of the so-called Northern Party -- an episode which may in our time achieve greater popularity than the dour tragedy of Scott's polar march" (Taurus). The six men of the Northern Party spent 21 months separated from the rest of their companions, firstly at Cape Adare, and later in the ice cave. The first edition is somewhat rare, as many copies were destroyed by fire at the publisher's warehouse, caused by a Zeppelin attack, during the War. Conrad, p 186; Renard 1254; Rosove 256.A1a; Spence 939; Taurus 80.
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