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Antarctic Postcards

A series of six cards of various Antarctic scenes.

1. Three great Polar Explorers: Sir Ernest Shackleton, discoverer of the South Magnetic Pole, Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the North Pole, and Roald Amundsen discoverer of the South Pole (photograph probably taken c.1912-13)
2. Shackleton’s Endurance, crushed in the ice, October 1915
3. Scott’s Discovery in Winter quarters, painted by Edward Wilson in 1903 .
4. One of a series of memorial postcards produced in 1913, after the news broke about the death of Scott and his party.
5. The Discovery in Winterquarters Bay. (Photographed by L.C.Bernacchi)
6. A new and accurate map of the Islands of the Antarctic, together with the neighbouring countries of Argentina, Chile, etc. (For the Erskine Press. © Talland Power).

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Enclosed in a protective cellophane bag Price: £5.50 (inclusive of VAT) 

Moray Watson has been an actor for over sixty years. After Eton and the Army, he trained at the Webber Douglas Academy. Following seasons at Leatherhead and Liverpool, Moray quickly established his West End reputation in plays such as Small Hotel, Plaintiff in a Pretty Hat, The Doctor’s Dilemma, You Never Can Tell and The Rivals.

His films include The Grass is Greener, Operation Crossbow and The Sea Wolves.
A familiar face and voice on television from the first live soap opera, Compact, he appeared in, amongst many others The Pallisers, Rumpole of The Baily and The Darling Buds of May. Moray completed his career with three one-man shows, The Incomparable Max, Ancestral Voices and Looking Back and Dropping Names.

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Hardback, jacketed, 136 pp + 8 pp colour + 4 pp b&w plates: Price: £15.00   Order



The Quest, under the command of Ernest Shackleton sailed from St Katherine’s Dock, London on 17 September 1921. This was Shackleton’s 4th Antarctic journey, the purpose of which was ostensibly to circumvent the Antarctic continent, looking for lost sub-polar islands. Shackleton was not well—and he saw this last voyage as a chance to relive old times. He appeared somewhat listless and was drinking too much. When the ship arrived in Buenos Aires he had what appeared to be a heart attack but refused to let any doctor attend to him. On 4 January 1922 the ship reached South Georgia and the following morning he had another heart attack and died. The Quest continued under the command of Frank Wild but there was little enthusiasm for further exploration and soon returned to South Georgia where, on 5 March 1922, Shackleton was buried. The Quest returned to England. In 1923 Wild undertook a series of lectures and talks about the voyage and this is a facsimile of a 1923 4-page brochure advertising these talks.
There a six photographs, a page on the Quest’s trip and a page on Commander Frank Wild, CBE. The brochure is protected by a clear pocket and posted unfolded in a strong flat cardboard envelope.

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The brochure is 255x190mm - 10" x 71/2" £4.00 Order

On the afternoon of 10 November 1912, the Far Eastern Party, consisting of three men and seventeen dogs set off on a sledging trip. The men were Douglas Mawson, Xavier Mertz and Belgrave Ninnis. Two of these men tragically died, and only the leader, Douglas Mawson, returned after what has been described as ‘the greatest survival story in the history of exploration’. It is evident from his diary that the young Ninnis was determined to follow in his father’s steps as a polar explorer. Inside the diary is the story of a young man and his determined and ultimately successful attempt to become a polar explorer. It is a continuous record, from March 1908 to the final entry on 9 November 1912, though this book concentrates on his Antarctic endeavours.

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Hardback, jacketed, 456pp +8pp colour & 16pp b&w plates. Over 110 drawings, illustrations and maps. £35.00 REDUCED TO £25.00  Order

Mertz & I The Antarctic Diary of Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis


This is probably the rarest of all first-hand accounts of Scott’s Discovery Expedition. Ford was a steward on the expedition and is notable mainly for being the first man to break his leg skiing in the Antarctic. 

Upon the Expedition's return Ford acted as Scott's secretary during the leader's lecture tour. Some of his photographs were used by Scott in The Voyages of the 'Discovery'. He moved to New Zealand in 1906 and began to study architecture and later became a partner in one of that country's most prestigious firms. 

Antarctica was published privately in 1908 and this is a facsimile of his original booklet. Ford, in a letter to a friend in 1963,confirmed that Scott himself gave him permission firstly to lecture in England and then later in Canada and Australia and also to write a book. He said ‘I should quite probably have done these things without consent but I preferred to ask anyway.’

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The booklet is 32 pages in length and has thirteen pictures. It is 150mm x 110mm (6” x 4.5”) The cover is linen-textured card. This is a very unusual piece of Antarctic history. £30.00 REDUCED TO £10.00  Order

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