Cold. The Record Of An Antarctic Sledge Journey.
GOULD Laurence McKinley (1931.)
£2750.00 [First Edition]
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Numerous illustrations. First edition. 8vo., original cloth, dust jacket. New York Brewer, Warren & Putnam.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper 'This is Jean Rice's copy of Cold. I know because I the author gave it to her with all my heart LarryG_____ December 28th 1936'. Jean was Gould's sister-in-law, he having married Margaret Rice in 1930. She attended Carleton College in Michigan and stayed with her sister and brother in law there, the dedication of this book dates from this period.
In a plain envelope stuck to the inside back cover are a collection of 46 small photographs from the expedition, and one depicting a scene in Cambridge in 1936 showing the author in a group photograph. Loosely inserted is the original typewritten citation for Gould's medal presentation ceremony at the Explorers Club in New York, a photograph of Gould on a later commemorative journey to the South Pole, and two cards from Bob Bartlett the celebrated arctic voyager. Gould was second in command of the Byrd Antarctic expedition.
Cloth darkened at the edges with a very good dust wrapper, with three very small closed tears, and a small area of abrasion.
Stock Code: 210420