Portrait of an Ice Cap: With Human Figures -::- J. M. (James Maurice) Scott lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1953, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Frontispiece;
From the cover: The ice cap of Greenland is a cold desert which supports no life at all. Nansen made the first summer crossing in 1888, but not until 1930, when two expeditions one German, the other the British Arctic Air Route Expedition led by Gino Watkins went there to establish weather stations and man them throughout a year, did anyone know what the middle of the Ice Cap was like in winter.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying to the head of the spine. Previous owners’ name to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 172 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.