FILCHNER, Wilhelm. To the Sixth Continent. The Second German South Polar Expedition by Wilhelm Filchner with the Collaboration of Expedition Members Alfred King & Eric P…

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FILCHNER, Wilhelm. To the Sixth Continent. The Second German South Polar Expedition by Wilhelm Filchner with the Collaboration of Expedition Members Alfred King & Eric Przybyllok. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by William Barr. Bluntisham and Banham: Anthony Rowe Ltd for Bluntisham Books and The Erskine Press, 1994.

4to. Original dark-blue buckram, upper board blocked in silver with a vignette, spine blocked in black, silver and white; pp. 1-42, i-viii, 1-253, [1 (blank)], photographic portrait frontispiece, one double-page map, illustrations and maps in the text, some full-page; new.
First English edition, limited to 400 copies. The first full translation into English of Filchner's Zum Sechsten Erdteil: this edition 'contains an historical background, a biographical sketch of Filchner, summary narrratives of Filchner's expeditions to Spitsbergen and Tibet, a list of Filchner's published works, and translations of various documents that expose the profound interpersonal conflict that developed between Filchner and Vahsel (including portions of Filchner's revealing and posthumously published "Feststellung", letters written by Erich Przybyllok, and Capt. Alfred Kling's report). To the Sixth Continent is an essential component of the English-language literature of Antarctic exploration' (Rosove).
Conrad p. 196 ('among the most readable of all Antarctic expedition narratives'); Rosove 127.

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