1138
1138
Shackleton, Ernest
THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC. BEING THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907-1909 [AND THE ANTARCTIC BOOK]. LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1909
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
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1138
Shackleton, Ernest
THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC. BEING THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907-1909 [AND THE ANTARCTIC BOOK]. LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1909
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
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Shackleton, Ernest
THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC. BEING THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907-1909 [AND THE ANTARCTIC BOOK]. LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1909
FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 220 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES, THE ANTARCTIC BOOK SIGNED BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE SHORE PARTY, THIS A PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 3 volumes, 4to (267 x 215mm.), (vol.1) xlviii, 372pp.; (vol.2) xvi, 420pp.; ([vol.3], The Antarctic Book) [4pp., signatures], [v-xx], 21-54pp., [2pp. colophon], 3 folding maps, 1 panorama in the rear cover pocket of volume 2, 289 illustrations, 264 photographic, 15 reproductions of sketches, 12 coloured, 214 plates, The Antarctic Book with 4 coloured portraits, 6 engraved sketches, volumes 1 and 2 in original vellum with gilt penguin motifs, volume 3 in original half vellum, top edges gilt
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Provenance

Nils Trulsson, presentation inscription from the author

Literature

Rosove 305.A1; Spence 1096; Taurus Collection 57

Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY of "the most luxurious publication ever to have appeared during the 'heroic age' of Antarctic exploration" (Taurus).

"The shore party consisted of fifteen men, including Shackleton. Professor T.W. Edgeworth David and Douglas Mawson had embarked at Sydney. Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB).

Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939 The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching Part 4, Q-Z

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