Plaistow, W. Sussex, UK: Explorer Books, 1994. Fine. First Edition. [Reprint of original 1901] Limited to 500 copies, [9x6in]; xvi, 586 pp., numerous illustrations, figures, tables and charts, 3 folding maps, bibliography, index; Royal blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, blind stamped borders on covers and spine, all edges trimmed. [Rosove 235.B1, Conrad 3 p.]. Item #11293
From Rosove, "Conceived of by Sir Clements Markham [Royal Geographical Society President] as a primer for the participants of the British National Antarctic Expedition under Captain Scott, this volume contains articles on various branches of Antarctic science and exploration and a bibliography. Reproduced for the first time in a freestanding publication are the Antarctic journals of John Biscoe (1794-1843) and of Jon Balleny and his mate." The manual also includes excerpts from other expeditions, such as Wilkes, d'Urville, Gerlache, Borchgrevink and others. It also includes original articles written specifically for the manual. The bibliography by Hugh Robert Mill includes 878 entries of publications to 1900.