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Christmas book competition winner

Jo Fitton-Bates
By Jo Fitton-Bates
December 6, 2017

In the Autumn issue of Pennant we had a ‘first out of the hat’ book competition for The Exploration Treasury a fabulous luxury box collection courtesy of André Deutsch (Carlton Books). The lucky winner was  Mr Price a Member from Essex.

Congratulations to Mr Price, but for those of you who would like to purchase this wonderful collectors book details are below.



The Exploration Treasury; Amazing Journeys around the World in Rare Artworks and Prints, Maps and Personal  Narratives by Beau Riffenburgh (The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers)

ISBN 9780233004754

RRP £30.00 (currently on sale for £24.00)


Book Summary

Discover some of the great archival treasures of the Royal Geographical Society. Some of the greatest expeditions are described and complimented with maps, photographs and illustrations by official artists, photographers, and members of the expedition teams. The book also includes the first travellers, who set off with sketchbook or camera, as well as diplomats who chose to explore the wider regions into which they were posted. These men and women provided Westerners with the first images of Northern Arabia, China and Nepal, and South America. They record the attempts to summit the world’s highest mountain and reach the polar extremes. For anyone with a love of adventure, this book will be an informative journey and a visual delight.


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