London: The Falcon Press, 1949. [Antarctic Exploration] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.204. With two folding maps and eight double-sided black and white photographic plates. Publisher's purple cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the blue and yellow dust-jacket, priced at 12/6. Bookseller's stamp to front pastedown and front jacket flap. Spine toned, with damp marks to boards. Jacket rubbed and chipped to edges, with some significant losses to spine. Very good. James became a Naval Intelligence officer following a daring escape from a German prisoner of war camp in 1944, and went on to spend a year in the Antarctic as part of Operation Tabarin. Item #56664
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