SPENCE, Sydney Alfred. Antarctic Miscellany. Books, Periodicals & Maps relating to the Discovery and Exploration of Antarctica ... Edited by J.J.H. and J.I. Simper.

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SPENCE, Sydney Alfred. Antarctic Miscellany. Books, Periodicals & Maps relating to the Discovery and Exploration of Antarctica ... Edited by J.J.H. and J.I. Simper. London, [Shum Shing Printing Co. for J.J.H. and J.I. Simper], 1980.

4to. Original green faux leather, spine lettered in gilt; pp. [4 (blank)], xi, [1 (blank)], 220, [4 (blank)]; frontispiece and 2 plates, printed recto-and-verso, with facsimiles of 9 title-pages; a very good copy.
Second, revised and enlarged edition, no. 407 of 1,000 copies. 'The 1980 second edition, completed after the death of Spence in 1978 and published by his grandson and polar book antiquarian John Simper [...], is substantially enlarged and improved compared to the first edition; it contains 3,072 succinct entries, with sections on books, ephemera, and maps. The second edition is the most often cited Antarctic bibliographical reference' (Rosove). 30 of the 1,000 copies were issued in this secondary binding.
Conrad p. 5 (issue not given); Rosove 318.B2b.

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