White Horizon

LIVERSIDGE, Douglas. White Horizon.

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operation corkscrew - signed

LIVERSIDGE, Douglas. White Horizon. London, Dhams Press, [1951].

8vo. Original blue cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt; pp. 255; photographic illustrations on plates; extremities a little faded and with light wear; edges, endpapers and a few initial and final leaves a little foxed, as usual.
First edition of this vividly written first hand-report of this Antarctic journey during the John Biscoe expedition to relieve a scientific party trapped on Stonington Island, written by an 'embedded' Fleet Street journalist, signed by him on half-title. 'The book gives the first complete account of that eventful chapter in Polar history. It describes what I saw and experienced, and what the expedition - christened Operation Corkscrew - accomplished' (Preface).