FILCHNER, Wilhelm. Zum sechsten Erdteil. Die zweite deutsche Südpolar-Expedition ... Unter Mitwirkung der Expeditionsteilnehmer: Alfred Kling ... Erich Przybyllok. Berlin: Georg Richter for Verlag Ullstein, 1922.
4to. Original blue cloth gilt, upper board lettered in gilt within gilt border with 'SCHON 22' at lower edge, spine lettered in gilt, top edge blue; pp. xix, 410, [2, advertisements]; 30 photographic plates, one folding photographic plate, one colour-printed folding map by Bogdan Gisevius, one folding map, photographic illustrations, diagrams and maps in the text; extremities very slightly rubbed, otherwise a near-fine copy; provenance: Rudolf Steinhäuser (early inkstamp with manuscript insertion on half-title).
First edition, deluxe blue cloth issue. The 1911-1912 second German Antarctic expedition aboard the Deutschland under Filchner's leadership was primarily scientific in intent. Filchner wished to examine the relationship between East and West Antarctica, notably in the Weddell Sea area. Although the expedition never actually landed on the continent, its important geographical discoveries -- notably that the Weddell Sea ends at the shore of the continent - proved immensely beneficial for later expeditions (Shackleton's Transantarctic Expedition being particularly well-served in this respect). Rosove and Taurus record two issues dated 1922: one bound in maroon cloth backed boards with an errata slip noting errors in the captions to illustrations 23 and 27 and the other bound in full blue cloth and without an errata slip (as here; interestingly, the captions have been corrected in manuscript by an early hand) - Taurus describes this latter issue as 'a deluxe edition printed on special paper' and considers the other issue as 'more commonly seen' (99).
Conrad p. 196; Rosove 124.A2 ('scarce'); Taurus 98.