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THE 2021 ANTARCTIC CALENDAR

THE 2021 ANTARCTIC CALENDAR

12 A4 pages, each with a different Antarctic scene from the golden age of Antarctic exploration.

Size is 305 x 214mm, on thick glossy paper. A real treasure - and a perfect stocking filler for Christmas (which is nearer than you realise).

Calendar is in a large white envelope and posted in a strong cardboard envelope.

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IN THE LAND OF THE PENGUINS – An account of the Voyage of the Belgica – Georges Lecointe

Over 120 years ago a Belgian expedition set sail for the Antarctic. Under the command of Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery it was the first expedition of a purely scientific nature and it provided a wealth of information along with the first pictures ever taken on the ice. Though the explorers did not reach the Pole they were the first to overwinter in the Antarctic.

The first English translation of Lecointe’s 1904 book of the Belgica Expedition.
330pp, hardback. Jacketed. 90 photographs and illustrations, five separate maps, 20pp brochure, five postcards of the expedition.

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IN THE LAND OF THE PENGUINS


SALTIRE BEYOND THE SEA-ICE A History of the Scots in the Antarctic—1750-1950  J. V. Johnson
 

This book begins with Alexander Dalrymple and his belief in the existence of a great southern continent which would ‘counterbalance’ Asia.  Captain James Cook’s second voyage follows – which had at least 11 and possibly 15 Scots on board; through the voyahes of James Weddell, the Scotia expedition, Scott, Shackleton, Mawson, the British Graham Land Expedition and Operation Tabarin.  

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THE ANTARCTIC DIARY OF ARCHIBALD LANG MCLEAN - Edited and with an introduction by Beau Riffenburgh

The story of the second year at Commonwealth Bay was originally told in Mawson’s The Home of the Blizzard. The published primary sources about the second wintering have in the past been the diaries of Mawson and Madigan, two men who often did not see eye to eye. McLean’s contribution therefore adds a valuable perspective.

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LOST… THE ANTARCTIC DIARY OF THOMAS ORDE LEES – John Thomson

Thomas Orde Lees was the only member who maintained a personal daily diary of the voyage, from Day 1 to the day the rescued men left South America for England more than two years later. Lees was often a `man alone' on the ship but was always capable of appreciating and describing in touching and sensitive language a beautiful polar dawn or nature at its most inspiring.

Margaret Scott, in her capacity as manuscript librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, has said the diary `has a rare dramatic quality and an eye and ear for the unusual and interesting. Perhaps because it is also ingenuous and different from the official accounts it has its own intrinsic value’.

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