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nest Flammarion, 1906. First edition. Large 8vo. In the rare original publisher’s il- lustrated wrappers, printed in black and grey on white and depicting Adelie penguins. An exceptional copy of Charcot’s narrative of his first Antarctic expedition, the first extenstive exploration of Graham Land, in the original wrappers. £1,750 IN THE RARE DUSTWRAPPERS 91. NANSEN, Fridtjof IN NORTHERN MISTS Arctic Explora - tion In Early Times William Heinemann, 1911. First edition in English. Two volumes. Publisher’s blue cloth, in the original dustwrappers. A fine set, in uncommonly nice condition. Nansen’s history of westward and northward ex - ploration from antiquity until John Cabot’s fifteenth century discovery of North America. £2,000 WITH A LENGTHY INSCRIPTION BY SHACKLETON 92. SHACKLETON, Ernest H. THE HEART OF THE ANT- ARCTIC Heinemann, 1909. First edition. With a long presentation inscription from Shack - leton for Catherine Eckstein on the front endpaper, “To Cath - erine Eckstein from her friend Ernest Shackleton, the author, Dec 1909”, under which he has added a verse of Robert Ser - vice’s ‘The Lure Of Little Voices’. £12,500

SECOND EDITION, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH 87. DARWIN, Charles ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES Murray, 1860. Second edition, second issue as usual, dated 1860. Original publisher’s green cloth.32pp of adverts dated January 1860. A very well preserved copy. Almost universally regarded as the most important scientific book of the nineteenth century. £8,500 “IN THE LONG RUN WE ARE ALL DEAD” 88. KEYNES, John Maynard A TRACT ON MONETARY RE- FORM Macmillan, 1923. First edition. A near fine copy, in a very good dustwrapper indeed. The first of Keynes’ significant lasting contributions to monetary theory, in which he takes on the gold standard (dismissing it as “a barbarous relic”) and attempts to influence British economic policy in the inter-war period. The book also yields what is probably Keynes’ most famous quote, “In the long run we are all dead”. Scarce in a dustwrapper. £2,500 INSCRIBED BY FRANK DEBENHAM 89. BELLINGSHAUSEN, Captain; DEBENHAM, Frank THE VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN BELLINGSHAUSEN. Printed For The Hakluyt Society, 1945. First edition in English. Two volumes. Publisher’s original blue cloth, in the rare original dustwrappers. Inscribed affec - tionately by the editor Frank Debenham, “To my dear ex-sec, aide and abettor, from Deb, Xmas 1946.”An excellent associa - tion copy of this first translation of one of the major early Ant - arctic voyages. £3,000 IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS 90. CHARCOT, Dr. Jean B. LE “FRANCAIS” AU POLE SUD Journal De L’Expedition Antarctique Francaise 1903-1905 Er-


93. [CRICKET] BENTLEY, Henry A CORRECT ACCOUNT OF ALL THE CRICKET MATCHES T.Traveller, 1823. First edition. A very early collection of cricket scores, preceded only by Britcher and Epps, but also recording matches missed by both, many of which, but for this work, would have been lost in the Lord’s fire of 1825. Described by collectors and bibli - ographers, A.D. Taylor in 1906 as “very scarce” and J.W.Gold- man in 1937 as “a cricket rarity”. £1,250


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