Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910 - 1912.

Ross, Chet.

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9" x 6.25". 122pp. Quarter blue leather with silver rules, dark blue linen covered boards, front cover with an image of the Southern Cross constellation in silver foil, spine titles lettered in silver, back cover with Japanese characters silver. Fine condition, in the original printed cardboard shipping carton. Illustrated endpapers. With a frontispiece rendering of the vessel Kainan Maru, protedted with a textured tissue guard. With more than 160 high-resolution images in color and black-and-white, including 9 maps and 2 fold out entries. This first edition is strictly limited to 290 numbered copies for sale. Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. With a foreword by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books. This bibliography includes first hand accounts, biographies, analyses of the expedition, a synopsis of the expedition's history, a concise life story of Shirase, bios on many of the expedition members, and more. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese ...
Publisher: Adélie Books
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hardback
Edition: First edition.

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Ross, Chet
Published by Santa Monica, CA: Adelie Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 0970538642 ISBN 13: 9780970538642
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Book Description Santa Monica, CA: Adelie Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Santa Monica, CA: Adelie Books. 2010, First Edition, First Printing. 8vo, pp. (1), [xxviii], 122, (2). Illustrated end leaves front and back, frontis rendering of the Kainan Maru with textured tissue guard. Over 160 high-resolution images in color and black-and-white including 9 maps in text and 2 fold-out entries. Quarter navy-blue leather with silver ruling and dark blue linen covered boards, front cover with de-bossed image of the Southern Cross constellation in silver foil, spine titles lettered in silver, back cover with Japanese kanji characters ___ (translation: Nobu Shirase) de-bossed in silver foil. This First Edition is strictly limited to 290 numbered copies for sale. Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912, and it contains over 50 publication entries from different countries including Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Scotland and the United States. This is also the first book written in English about Nobu Shirase and the JAE in the 100 years since the expedition departed from Tokyo Bay enroute to Antarctica. From the book's Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adelie Books: "What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelation: more accounts, biographies, and analyses than most of us were aware existed; and he has supplemented the details of these publications with a thoughtful synopsis of the expedition's history, a concise life story of Shirase, remarks on Zenya Taniguchi who is a direct tie to Shirase himself, and brief bios on many of the expedition members". The official launch of this important publication was on October 22, 2010, at the Shackleton Autumn School in Athy, Ireland. The book was launched by Japan's Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Toshiano Urabe, and the author. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # MSTX.1010

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Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 2010 US, numbered limited edition of 290, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 122, frontis w/ tissue guard, 160+ color & bw images (2 folding), 9 maps, illustrated endpapers, quarter navy-blue leather w/ silver foil ruling & dark blue linen covered boards, front cover w/ de-bossed image of the Southern Cross in silver foil, spine titles lettered in silver, back cover w/ Japanese kanji characters??? (trans. Nobu Shirase) de-bossed in silver; signed by Ross, issued w/o dust jacket, new. --------------------------------------------- Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the book’s Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: "What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelation: more accounts, biographies, and analyses than most of us were aware existed; and he has supplemented the details of these publications with a thoughtful synopsis of the expedition’s history, a concise life story of Shirase, remarks on Zenya Taniguchi who is a direct tie to Shirase himself, and brief bios on many of the expedition members. This volume, with its abundance of new information and rich illustrations, should find its way to the library shelf of everyone interested in Antarctic bibliography and history". A beautifully produced and impressive work. signed by author. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 25558

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Book Description Adélie Books, Santa Monica, California, 2010. First Edition. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 23.5 cm, pp. (1), [xxviii], 122, (2). Illustrated end leaves front and back, frontis rendering of Kainan Maru with textured tissue guard. Over 160 high-resolution images in color and black-and-white including 9 maps in text and 2 fold-out entries. Quarter navy-blue leather with silver ruling and dark blue linen covered boards, front cover with de-bossed image of the Southern Cross constellation in silver foil, spine titles lettered in silver, back cover with Japanese kanji characters (translation: Nobu Shirase) de-bossed in silver. This First Edition is strictly limited to 290 numbered copies for sale. Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the book's Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelation: more accounts, biographies, and analyses than most of us were aware existed; and he has supplemented the details of these publications with a thoughtful synopsis of the expedition's history, a concise life story of Shirase, remarks on Zenya Taniguchi who is a direct tie to Shirase himself, and brief bios on many of the expedition members". Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 024051

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Book Description Adelie Books, Santa Monica, 2010. Book Condition: An As-New copy. xxvii, [1], 121 pp. 160+ images, some color, including 9 maps & 2 fold-outs. 8vo. Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912; includes first hand accounts, biographies, analyses of the expedition, a synopsis of the expedition's history, a concise life story of Shirase, etc. Blue leather spine over blue cloth boards. Silver stamped title lettering to spine. Color illustrated end leaves 1st edition. #22 / 290 cc [of a total limitation of 300 cc]. INSCRIBED by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 35861

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