SAGA OF THE "DISCOVERY"

(London: Blackie & Son Limited, 1938).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT AND CLASSIC WORK. Bernacchi's "biography" of the ship used in Antarctic exploration by Captain Robert Scott's expedition of 1901-1904, and also by the B.A.N.Z.A.R. expedition of 1929-1931 led by Douglas Mawson. There is significant information on both voyages as well as significant commentary on the natural history of the continent.
The author was a physicist on the Discovery expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott and was the only man on that expedition who had previously been to the Antarctic. During the trip, he made extensive magnetic observations. Following the trip, Bernacchi was awarded the Royal Geographical Society and King's Antarctic Medal as well as the Légion d'honneur. Scott was the best man at Bernacchi's marriage in 1906. Three landmarks in Antarctica are named after him: Bernacchi Head, on Franklin Island, Cape Bernacchi and Bernacchi Bay, both on the coast of Victoria Land. Item #28485

First Edition. With 24 double-sided plates of containing 54 photographs, many of which by R. W. Skelton, and 5 sketches, also with 4 maps, two of which are folding, one double-page, and one as the front endpapers. 8vo, original navy blue cloth gilt lettered on the spine. xv, 240 pp. A fine and bright copy, the cloth unusually well preserved with only light evidence of age.

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