Large 8vo., 301 pp., navy blue spine with beige title block and gilt lettering; shelfwear and soiling to boards; bumping and fading to spine; age toning/spotting to text block; frontispiece; interior clean; shelved Biography. Rockville.
Fair. Reprint. Some wear to boards, faded/soiled edges/spine ends, content clean with a light tone to pages and some spotting to page ends, owner writing to front blank page, solidly bound, acceptable DJ with many tears to edges.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Green linen covers with blue titles to the spine. A Very Good copy with a solid binding and an unmarked text. Frontispiece (color), maps and illustrations. An introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Together with a memoir of Oriana wilson.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 310 pages.
Very Good in Good dust jacket. Open tears and foxing to DJ. Foxing to edges. Previous owner's name in front endpaper; The life story of one of Captain Scott's stalwarts who perished during the arduous return; B&W Illustrations; 12mo; 301 pages.
Good+ in Fair jacket. 301 pages, plus plates. Solid and clean copy with general signs of use and light wear. Dust jacket shows heavy chipping, though text and image are good. Jacket is clean and now protected in a clear mylar sleeve.
Fair. 1954 Edition Light blue covers with dark lettering to the spine. The spine has bleached. A firm binding and bright and clear text. A good clean copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes (in pen or highlighter) but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Anyone interested in nature, birds, or Antarctica will enjoy this book. Edward Wilson is an inspiration for any amatuer naturalist and birder. He was a dogged observer with unflagging energy and enthusiasm for all his endeavors, even ovecoming TB when he was in his 20s to go on and reach the South Pole on the second Scott Expedition (where he unfortunately persished along with three others). His life and work are a testament to the human spirit and the reward that comes from a life of studying nature close up. Wilson's artwork was superb and this book contains numerous samples. An entertaining read.
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