Sale 624 Lot 44

* CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley George Benet (1886-1959). The Worst Journey in the World. London: Constable & Co., 1922.

2 volumes, 8vo (224 x 143 mm). 2 frontispieces, 46 plates (6 colored), 5 maps (4 folding), 10 folding panoramas. (Slight minor marginal spotting.) Publisher's tan linen-backed boards, printed spine labels, spare pair of spine labels tipped in (a few pale stains, a little rubbing and fraying at spine ends, labels lightly soiled and chipped). Provenance: J. Oldaere (signature, 2 June 1949).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, of one of the classics of exploration literature and a highly readable account, the title of which was suggested by its unacknowledged editor and the author's friend, George Bernard Shaw. Conrad, p.173; Rosove 71.A1 ("The finest polar book ever written…uncommon"); Spence 27.

Estimate $800-1,200

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