The Canadian Arctic Expedition commenced in 1913. and this is described and illustated in Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s The Friendly Arctic, the Story of Five Years in the Polar Regions. The book describes the origin and organisation of the Expedition which lasted until 1918.
I have a UK 1st edition available. Published by Harrap, London, ca. 1922. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. Xxxi, 784p, 68 plates, 9 maps [2 folded in back pocket]. Covers bumped and rubbed at edges. Neat ownership inscription on front pastedown, light water stain to lower fore edge corner, not affecting printed area. Bound-in maps are in fine condition, folded maps in pocket with weakened splits at folds but in clean and bright condition. Contains preface by Stefansson, foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor, and introduction by Sir Robert Borden. A good 20th century record of Polar exploration. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
A book of 50 Caricatures illustrated by Man Beerbohn: Fifty Caricatures. William Heinemann 1913. 8vo 185mm x 225mm. Title, Advert to recto [i,ii Contents], 50 Caricatures, the first 48 tipped in on brown card, 2 full page prints. 1 pp adverts.
All clean and bright. Paper thinned area on back end paper. Green cloth with gilt caricature of author, gilt title to spine. A little
bumped at edges and a small area of light fading to back cover. Stylish two tone caricatures of notable people and events of the early 20th century. An artistic political pictorial commentary of Bernard Shaw, Lloyd George, Mr Thomas Hardy composing a lyric, Bonar Law and Signor Caruso to name a few. In very good condition. An interesting snapshot the people of 1913. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
One Hundred years ago G R Edwards of the War Office was reading Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson or an Oxford Love Story. The first edition was published by Heinemann of London in. I have this book available. It is Octavo size, with brown cloth boards, gilt titles to spine. PP350, fore edge roughcut. It lacks the dustwrapper and the covers are bumped with some light soiling. Offset toning from pastedowns onto front free endpapers. Some light foxing to pages near the beginning and end of book block, tightly bound. Perhaps the War Office was not the best place for books! There is a neat ownership mark in ink on front pastedown “G R Edwards/ War Office/ Aug 1916” I wonder what he did there? Do you know? Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this
2016 brings a change as to how I will be bringing you information about books, maps and prints I enjoy. Some of them will be for sale, some will be just good to read about. If you were a user or viewer of the www.rozhulse.com site I thank you for your interest and custom and look forward to sharing the love of books, maps and prints in a new way with you. Do please contact me if there is any particular aspect you would like me to take a look at. It’s always good to explore new text, thoughts, techniques and artistry.