Lot 198Arctic Exploration 1898 ‘With Ski & Sledge Over...

Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am

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Arctic Exploration 1898 ‘With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers’ Book by Sir Martin Conway. Published by J. M. Dent & Co, First Edition. A 240pp book with, 14 plates, folding map, original fawn cloth, some splitting to cloth at rear of spine, ex-library, label of Mudies Library to front board internally very clean indeed, Good. A very scarce title indeed. This being an account of his exploration of the interior of West Spitsbergen undertaken during the summers of 1896 and 1897, in the company of E. J. Garwood, whose photographs illustrate this book. The text is a narrative of the explorations during 1897, when Conway and Garwood with two companions, ascended the Nordenskiold Glacier, proceeded by boat to King's Bay, from there they sledged and skied along King's Highway Glacier into the Pretender Pass - Osborne Glacier region, and eastward into James I Land. Returning to King's Bay they sailed southward to Horn Sound and climbed Hedgehog mountain to the east. Includes a chapter on skiing, and discussion of the nature of West Spitsbergen's glaciers. An appendix contains an account of Gustaf Nordenskiold's traverse from Horn Sound to Bell Sound in 1890. A very scarce Arctic exploration book, with some wear to cover otherwise pages appear in good condition

Guide Price: £180.00 - £200.00

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