The White South
Imprint: London, Fontana, 1971
Edition: 11th Impression.
Binding: Paperback, No Jacket
12mo, 256 pages, damage to the front cover, pages edges browned., Good
Stock number: 009201.
Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Gravity Books
|£ 0.90 (approx. $US 1.17 )|
The White South.
Imprint: LONDON.COLLINS+Book Soc,1949.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.
With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.
UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.VG/VG-.Owner's name to THE BOOK SOCIETY brown+white illustrated bookplate pasted to front free endpaper,but no price-clip to dw/dj.Protected dw/dj,but with creasing to rear top edge,with minimal chipping and loss to head of spine/backstrip.Closed tears(2),no loss to bottom edge dw/dj.About 2" loss of dw/dj to foot of spine/backstrip,up to and just beneath the BOOK SOCIETY CHOICE roundel /logothe,the remainder of the spine/backstrip being lightly darkened.Top edges coloured with slight fade to headband area,fore-edges lightly and sporadically foxed/spotted,bottom edges deckled (untrimed),slight foxing to tops of prelims to half-title page; contents bright, tight,solid and sound with minimal foxing to body text - no dog-ear reading creases to any ages corner tips,appears unread,other than my own collation.Publisher's bright crisp,clean, generally sharp-cornered - exception of front lower corner with corner tip pushing - spine/ backstrip with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering.UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn, 8-319pp [paginated includes 3 sections comprising Disaster in the Antarctic,the story/account and The Survivors; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and a Contents list/table.
Thriller novel by British writer Hammond Innes, set on a whaling factory ship Southern Cross operating in the Antarctic Ocean which is ccaught and crushed by the polar ice and abandoned.An unsucessful rescue mission is called off.As the whaling stations in South Georgia close down for the Antarctic winter,two battered lifeboats sail into the harbour..The White South is the story of that tragedy.Told by Duncan Craig,an ex-naval officer who became a whaler by accident rather than by designHis is the epic story of the indomitable courage and endurance of a handful of English and Norwegians plunged through unforeseen circumstances into a fight with the pitiless forces of nature in the frozen south.
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Stock number: rja1220. ISBN: No ISBN.
Bookseller's details and sales conditions: R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY
|£ 22.00 (approx. $US 28.63 )|