Argonauts of the South. Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton.
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1925. Royal 8vo. Orig. cloth with gilt titles. In the orig. illust. dustjacket (defective). Top edge gilt other edges uncut. (xvi 290pp.). With frontisp. 70 full-page plates after the author's photographs 2 fold. maps and illust. endpapers. 1st edition. Spence 615; Renard 768. Rare in its original dustjacket. Fine. NOTE: James Francis 'Frank' Hurley (1885-1962) was an Australian photographer film maker and adventurer a man whose restless and enthusiastic spirit was always looking for the next challenge. He accompanied several expeditions to Antarctica and was an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars. While there is debate that his use of composite photography reduced the documentary value of his photographs his images remain dramatic and fascinating.
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