Title: INTO THE FROZEN SOUTH.
Publisher: Cassell & Company,, London,
Publication Date: 1923
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First edition: 1st impression.
8vo. x, 246 printed pages. Frontispiece and 7 photographic plates. Pages mildly & evenly toned. 15 x 21 cm. Original pale grren cloth, spine with gilt lettering, upper cover with green lettering and embossed image of two penguins. Corners very slightly bumped. Patrol Leader James Slessor Marr (Slessor was his mother's maiden name) was, "a bluff, big-hearted fellow from Aberdeen, where he had been studying at the University." He held the Scout Silver Cross and the Humane Society's Medal for Life-Saving. He was 18 years old (born December 9th 1902 in Aberdeenshire) and on his Scout Uniform he wore his Scout National Service Badge earned during the First World War. He too had joined the Movement as a Wolf Cub and had nine years service with the 1st Aberdeen Troop which was closely associated with Aberdeen Grammar School and had been attended by Marr and all seven of his brothers! Marr was fêted as a hero & was invited by Baden-Powell to meet the Prince of Wales on his visit to the Rally, held at Alexander Palace on October 7th, 1922 , attended by 60,000 Scouts and Wolf Cubs. P.L. Marr unfurled the Royal Standard as the Prince arrived at the saluting base. Later in life Marr sailed south again as a zoologist on the "William Scoresby" from 1927-9. Before World War 2, he completed three more scientific expeditions in "Discovery ii", spending more time at sea than any other British Polar scientist & he was awarded three Polar Medals. Sir Ernest Shackleton helped Marr in the writing of this book.