# 21415

DOORLY, Gerald S.

The songs of the “Morning” : compiled and composed by Captain Gerald S. Doorly, one time Third Executive Officer, S.Y. Morning.

$50.00 AUD

Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1943. Quarto, original grey printed wrappers, staple bound, photographic frontispiece of the ship ‘Morning’ in McMurdo Sound (National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904), pp. 18, [14] pages of music notation, 1 full-page comic illustration, ‘Dissecting the piano’; introduction by R.H. Croll providing historical background; ownership inscription to title page, else a fine copy.

A collection of songs written and composed in the Antarctic on the relief ship for Captain Scott’s expedition of 1902-1904, which carried a piano. The music was written by Gerald Doorly and the lyrics by John D. Morrison (the chief engineer).

Rosove 98.