GIAEVER, John. The White Desert. The Official Account of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition. London, Chatto & Windus, 1954.
8vo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. 304, frontispiece and numerous plates; gilt lettering on spine a little faded, light wear to extremities, internally light offsetting from endpapers only, a clean copy.
First edition. This expedition, from 1849 to 1952 was the first to employ an international team of scientists. The Norwegian John Giaever was the oldest and leader of the wintering party. Among the glaciological findings was the hypothesis that the state of the Antarctic ice shield controls the world sea-level.