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KENN BACK'S COPY

DRYGALSKI, Erich von. Zum Kontinent des eisigen Sudens...

Berlin. Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1904. First edition.
8vo. xiv, [2], 668pp. With 21 plates and maps and 400 illustrations in the text. Original publisher's pictorial grey cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Booksellers tickets pasted to FEP, very occasional light spotting. From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice 'Kenn' Back (b. 1942), meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 1963 to 2002, and a descendant of Arctic explorer George Back, with his bookplate to FEP.
The first edition of German geographer and geophysicist Erich von Drygalski's (1865-1949) account of the Gauss expedition of 1901-1903, the first German expedition to Antarctica.
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref: 23447