Hardback First Edition published in 2001 by Bloomsbury. Unclipped dust jacket slightly worn at edges. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title on spine. Spine bumped slightly top and bottom. Otherwise very clean with no marks or inscriptions. A very good copy.
Produced in association with the Royal Geographical Society, London, the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, this beautifully designed book contains the complete collection of surviving photographs from the Endurance expedition to Antarctica (1914-17), including remarkable early colour images. Capturing both the ordinary and the extraordinary, the portfolio section includes all of Hurley's most famous photographs and many others previously unseen. From the Endurance trapped in the ice to the launching of the James Caird and the final rescue, every image is exqusitely reproduced. The book also contains a biography of Frank Hurley by Gael Newton, Senior Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia, an account of the Endurance expedition by Shane Murphy and a critical appraisal of Hurley's place in the history of photography by Michael Gray, Director of the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography.