BRIDGES, E. Lucas Uttermost Part of the Earth. Hodder and Stroughton, Limited, 1950.
8vo. Publisher's original green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine; pp. 558; numerous photographic illustrations, 4 maps including 3 folding, map endpapers; cloth a little marked, light toning to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy with Soth African booksellers label on front fly-leaf verso.
Second impression (first, 1948), signed by the author on half-title, George Lowe's copy. The book recounts the author's adventures growing up in the splendid isolation of Tierra del Fuego in the late 19th century. His experiences settling among the native Ona tribe as a young man at the turn of the century are among the highlights of this delightful autobiography.
Provenance: The New Zealand-born mountaineer George Lowe was a member of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition led by John Hunt. Between 1955 and 1958 Lowe joined the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition which mamaged to cross the continent, and was the first expedition to reach the Soth Pole since Amundsen. George Lowe inscribed the half-tittle above his Trans-Antarctic Expedition bookplate 'My Copy - signed by the Author - in Chile 1965. George Lowe'.