Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, . First U. S. edition. Color and black and white illustrations, maps. Cloth and leather over boards. Quartos. xxx, 349 and xiv, 338 pages. Light rubs to joints and extremities with a few bumps to fore corners. Some light scuffing to spines. Prior owner bookplate in each volume. Bound in red cloth over boards with red leather spines and fore corners. Spines titled and ruled in gilt, top edges gilt. Very good overall.
Sir Douglas Mawson, author of this account, was an Australian geologist who led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914. The expedition was well organized and science-driven and gathered large amounts of data in the fields of geology, biology, meteorology, terrestrial magnetism and oceanography.
Well illustrated with both color and black and white plates from photographs. There are three folding maps in a rear pocket in the second volume.
Beautifully produced and bound set of this important expedition account as written by its leader.