Antarctic Book Collection Up for Sale

If you live near London, England and love stories from the Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration, now is your chance to pick up an entire library about that era.

As part of an estate sale, a seller on eBay has put up a relative’s entire collection of 154 books about Antarctic exploration. Some are contemporary, such as Sara Wheeler’s Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Others are classic first editions, such as Scott’s Last Expedition, Volumes 1 and 2 from 1913.

The mix includes everything from ex-library books in poor repair to a copy of South with Scott, signed by Edgar Evans before his demise with Scott on the return trek from the South Pole.

The seller insists on pickup only, so if you can’t make it to North London to pick up the six fruit crates of books yourself, you’re out of luck.

The bidding ends on January 27.

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MuddyBoots
MuddyBoots
4 months ago

Auction now ended, by the seller, because the collection “is no longer available”. Sellers are allowed to do this before there are any bids, so likely other options came up for them. Perhaps as a result of this article.

Alasdair Davies
Alasdair Davies
3 months ago
Reply to  MuddyBoots

Just spotted the same thing – an early end. I imagine they received a private offer

Anne
Anne
3 months ago

The Antarctic Books have now been relisted on eBay. The auction ends on Sunday 6th February. The original listing was ended early as family member wasn’t sure that they wanted to sell the collection. After some discussion they have now decided that they do!