The Cruise of the 'Antarctic'

To The South Polar Regions

BULL, Henryk J.

A FINE COPY

BULL, Henryk J. The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' To The South Polar Regions

Edward Arnold, 1896.

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth, decorated in silver and black. Black coated endpapers. All edges uncut. Frontispiece after a painting by W. L. Willie, eleven further plates after paintings by W. G. Burn Murdoch. A fine copy, in uncommonly nice condition. Faint traces of wear to the spine ends, but otherwise clean and bright, with sound hinges and internally fresh.

A beautiful copy of Bull's account of his 1894-5 Antarctic Expedition. While the expedition failed to recoup the cost of the venture with whaling en route as planned, it remains a notable expedition for its scientific achievements and setting a recent precedent for approaching and landing on the Antarctic mainland.
On the 24th January 1895 Bull and three of his crew landed at Cape Adare and claimed the accolade on being the first on the Antarctic continent. While research some fifty years later produced evidence for the sealer John Davis making a landing in 1821, Bull's achievement accelerated the cause for a landing party "wintering at Cape Adare before launching an assault on the magnetic pole" (Howgego). Among the scientific discoveries made was Borchgrevink's observation of "lichen growing on sheltered rocks - the first vegetation ever seen on the Antarctic continent" (Howgego).

Stock ID: 39306

Sold

We have sold this item, but similar items
may become available in the future

Register interest Add to favourites

Browse related books

The Polar World

HARTWIG, Dr G.

£225.00

Report on the Maps and Surveys

DEBENHAM, Frank / [BRITISH (TERRA NOVA) ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1910-1913]

£2,250.00

Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition

BACK, George

£3,750.00

Two Years in the Antarctic

ARMITAGE, Albert A.

£1,750.00

Thulia

PALMER, J. C.

£2,750.00

A Two Year's Cruise Off Tierra Del Fuego

SNOW, W. Parker

£3,000.00

Aurora Australis

[SHACKLETON, Ernest H.] (editor)

£150,000.00

The Great North Pole Fraud

LEWIN, W. Henry

£1,200.00

The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition

SCOTT, Robert Falcon

£8,500.00

Scott's Last Expedition

[SCOTT, R.F.] / HUXLEY, Leonard

£4,000.00

A Voyage Towards the North Pole

PHIPPS, Constantine John

£2,750.00

Ten Months Among the Tents of the Tuski

HOOPER, William H.

£2,500.00

A Polar Reconnaissance

MARKHAM, Albert Hastings

£1,500.00

The Voyage of the 'Discovery'

SCOTT, Robert Falcon

£2,250.00

Robert Edwin Peary

HAYES, J. Gordon

£250.00

The Heart of the Antarctic

SHACKLETON, Ernest H.

£2,000.00

Vedute Dei Principali Monumenti Di Venezia

CECCHINI, G. B. / VIOLA, T. / PIVIDOR, G.

£2,500.00

Cote d'emeraude

HARDWICKE LEWIS, J. / MUSSON, S.C.

£75.00

Northward Over the Great Ice

PEARY, Robert E.

£700.00

Farthest North

NANSEN, Fridtjof

£300.00