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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
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 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
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 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 57 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES, THE ANTARCTIC BOOK SIGNED BY 15 MEMBERS OF THE SHORE PARTY AND MACINTOSH, with the second corrected state of the Antarctic Book, 3 volumes, 4to (267 x 215mm.), 3 folding maps and 1 panorama in the rear cover pocket of volume 2, 214 plates, errata slip in volume 2, 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, all housed within custom clamshell box, minor spotting, boards slightly bowed and spotted, The Antarctic Book lightly rubbed
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Rosove 305.A2; 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).

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