CHICHESTER, Francis. The Lonely Sea and the Sky. ~i~London, Readers Union, Hodder and Stoughton, .
8vo. Original boards, lettered in silver and sailing vessel on front cover, with pictorial dust-wrappers, not price-clipped; pp. 352, plates after photographs; apart from light spotting and minimal margial fraying to the rarely seen wrapper, a good copy from the library of George Lowe with his signatture on front fly-leaf and his Trans-Antarctic bookplate oppsite inside front cover.
Second edition of the the autobiography of the navigator, aviator, sailor, and navigational scientist for both air and sea travel..
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.