Behind the Picture. H.M.S. Rattlesnake's Australia - New Guinea Cruise 1846-1850 (*Presentation copy)

Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1965. Octavo, original cloth boards with gilt decoration, dustjacket, b&w illus, folding colour panorama, pp xii, 112. Presentation inscription to Captain J.K. Davis from the author. (John King Davis was an Australian explorer and navigator. He served as Chief Officer of the Nimrod during Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition, and was Captain of the Aurora and second in command of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, and later Captain of the Discovery on the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition..) Dustjacket worn to edges and price-clupped to inner flap. Later previous owner's bookplate halfttle page. Near fine condition in very good d.j. Item #96972

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