SHACKLETON, Sir Ernest Henry.

The Heart of the Antarctic

£1,100

The Heart of the Antarctic
Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. an account of the first journey to the south magnetic pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S
London, Heinemann, 1909.

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Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-9. Known today as the “”Nimrod”” expedition, this proved to be the making of Shackleton, encompassing the first ascent of Mount Erebus, the first (failed) experiment with an automated vehicle in the Antarctic and, most importantly, the mapping of a viable route to the Pole.

Description

First edition. 2 volumes, royal 8vo., 3 maps, panorama in rear pocket, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, numerous illustrations and diagrams, original blue pictorial cloth, front covers stamped in silver, spines lettered gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, light fade to spines as usual, an excellent example in crisp, fresh condition.

Bibliography

Taurus 58; Rosove 305.B1; Spence 1098.

 

Stock ID: 96669