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Argonauts of the South – Frank Hurley – First Edition 1925

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First Edition … Argonauts of the South. Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Published by G.P. Putnam, New York in 1925. Large octavo, original cloth covered binding, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. 290 pages after preliminaries, with frontispiece and 70 full page plates from photographs taken by the author. Two folding maps and decorated end papers. Corners bumped and the odd marking to covers. Tight and clean inside. A pretty good copy.

Reference Spence 615 and Renard 768.

Carries the Bookplate of first owner Charles Kerry, famous Australian photographer. Charles Kerry (1857-1928) had a particular interest in the bush and the aborigines. Frank Packer named his son Kerry after him.

Australian photographer and adventurer James Francis (Frank) Hurley (1885-1962) requires little introduction. Along with Ponting the greatest Polar photographer, never to be surpassed. Not only did he accompany several Antarctic expeditions he was an official photographer in both World Wars. During a very cold winter literally holed up in the Antarctic Hurley conceived an expedition to warm climates (in an effort to boost comrades moral) and out of that his other great work Pearls and Savages, in New Guinea was born.

Hurley’s classic photographic record in the Polar Seas and Antarctic

Price: $890.00

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