Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1962. 1st edition, pp xvi, 292, Index, b/w plates, blurb from 'The Australian Geographer' laid down to fep, bookseller's ticket to front paste-down, book-plate to half-title, orig cloth bds, sunned lower spine, light fraying to bright unclipped d.j., very good condn. Presentation copy to Professor Griffith Taylor from the author, signed "John K Davis" with three original photographs, one adhered to a rear page, two with tape across top of photograph. (Photo 1) titled in ink on page below photograph "J.K.D. & Grif, 1920", showing Davis and Griffiths sitting beside a packing case marked "Antarctic Expedition S.Y. AURORA"; (Photo 2) titled in ink on recto of photograph "Captain J.K.Davis of Antarctic August 1920" and (Photo 3) titled in pencil on recto of photograph "J.K.Davis, Antarctic"
Griffith Taylor's own copy presented to him by John King Davis, following his appointment as the first Australian professor of Geography. An historic and autobiographic narrative of the early years of Antarctic navigation. The author's own experiences on the Antarctic expeditions with Shackleton and Mawson. John King Davis served as Chief Oficer of the Nimrod (British Antarctic Expedition), 1907-1909; Master on the Aurora (Australasian Antarctic Expedition), 1911-1914; Commander of the Ross Sea Relief Expedition, 1916-17; and Master of the Discovery (BANZAR Expedition), 1929-1930. A nice association copy which includes original photographs of the two Antarctic explorers. Item #96797
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