The Home of the Blizzard - Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

By: Mawson, Douglas (Sir)

Price: $175.50

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Previous owner's insciption dated 1932 on front endpaper. Dust-jacket spine with small dampstain, and 30mm abrasion causing loss to some letters in "Mawson". A 1" tear at corner of dust-jacket. Small 1/2" tears and 3/8" chips at head of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; "Abridged Popular Edition". First printing of this abridged edition, uncommon in dust-jacket. xxxi, [1], 438 pages + frontispiece + 91 illustrations + 18 in-text diagrams and maps + 3 folding maps. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 236 x 157mm. "In this edition of 'The Home of the Blizzard' it has been my endeavour to present a connected narrative of the Expedition in a less expensive and more concentrated form than in the large two-volume work. The account has been made even more popular by the retention of only such matter as is of general interest. This has necessitated the re-writing of certain sections and the revision of the whole." - from the author's preface. Dust-jacket has blizzard design of mottled blue and white on front panel, decorative on front panel of dust-jacket, with snow piling up against the letters of "Blizzard". Contents: Author's Preface; Preface; Introduction; Plan and Preparation; The Voyage to Macquarie Island; From Macquarie Island to Adelie Land; New Lands; First Days in Adelie Land; Autumn Prospects; The Blizzard; Troglodytes; Domestic Life; Winter Activities; Spring Exploits; Across King George Land; Toil and Tribulation; Alone; Southward over the Plateau; Eastward over the Sea-Ice; Across Adelie Land - to East and West; The Ship's Story; A Home on the Floating Pack-Ice; Winter and Spring in Queen Mary Land; Blocked on the Shelf-Ice; Linking up with Kaiser Wilhelm Land; The Second Year; Life on Macquarie Island; A Land of Storm and Mist; Short Commons; The Homeward Cruise; Appendices; Index.

Title: The Home of the Blizzard - Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

Author Name: Mawson, Douglas (Sir)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: (1930)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 19025