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Joyce, Ernest Mills
THE SOUTH POLAR TRAIL… THE LOG OF THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. LONDON: DUCKWORTH, 1929
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Joyce, Ernest Mills
THE SOUTH POLAR TRAIL… THE LOG OF THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. LONDON: DUCKWORTH, 1929
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,125 GBP
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Joyce, Ernest Mills
THE SOUTH POLAR TRAIL… THE LOG OF THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. LONDON: DUCKWORTH, 1929
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED TO "MACK" BY THE AUTHOR, 8vo (213 x 133mm.), half-title, 32 plates, issue with errata slip, original blue cloth, minor scattered spotting, hinges starting, binding very lightly rubbed
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Literature

Rosove 188.A1.a; Spence 642; Taurus Collection 106

Catalogue Note

Inscribed to Aeneas 'Mack' Mackintosh, together with an adapted poem derived from Robert W. Service's The Quitter. Mackintosh was commander of the Ross Sea party as part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914–17.

Joyce was a veteran of four Antarctic expeditions. The present work is his log from the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, as a member of the Ross Sea party whose mission was to lay supply depots for Shackleton’s group as they traversed the continent. Famously, Shackleton’s Endurance was crushed in pack ice before it could land and the depots were never used. Three members of the Ross Sea party died during the expedition, but their story is often overshadowed by Shackleton’s exploits.

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