London: George Newnes, 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Borchgrevink led the "Southern Cross" expedition, the first expedition to winter on the Antarctic mainland. Borchgrevink was an amateur adventurer and explorer, born in Norway in 1864 and migrated to Australia in 1888. In 1894, Borchgrevink shipped on board the whaler Antarctic on its way to the Ross Sea as a deckhand and part-time scientist. He took part in the historic landing at Cape Adare, and collected the first vegetation to be found within the Antarctic Circle. He travelled to London and under the financial sponsorship of Sir George Newnes, the wealthy publisher, sailed in 1898 in Southern Cross. He spent the first winter on the continent and made the first sledge journey on the Ross Ice Shelf. Spence 152; Rosove 45.A1.
8vo, (xv) + 333pp, 32pp adverts, publishers primary binding in blue gilt & silver stamped pictorial buckram, rebacked with original spine laid down, frontis & many full page photo plates and ills throughout text,  maps in back, new endpapers. Two library stamps, one on the halftitle, the other at the foot of the title page. Covers slightly rubbed at edges. Collated complete. Internally clean and bright. Spence 152; Rosove 45.A.1.a. Very good condition. Item #22088