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Wild, Frank
SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE "QUEST". LONDON, NEW YORK, TORONTO, AND MELBOURNE: CASSELL AND COMPANY, 1923
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Wild, Frank
SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE "QUEST". LONDON, NEW YORK, TORONTO, AND MELBOURNE: CASSELL AND COMPANY, 1923
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
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Wild, Frank
SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE "QUEST". LONDON, NEW YORK, TORONTO, AND MELBOURNE: CASSELL AND COMPANY, 1923
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (232 x 157mm.), half-title, 141 photographic illustrations on the recto and verso of 51 leaves, one coloured, original pictorial blue cloth, photo-illustrated dust-jacket, jacket with spine sunned, light soiling, minor marginal tears and loss
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Provenance

C.W. Pyer Smith, signature dated June 1923; Darwen Book Company, 3 June, 1976

Literature

Rosove 349.A1; Spence 1259; Taurus Collection 112

Catalogue Note

"The lure of Antarctica was too strong for Shackleton to resist, so he started his fourth and final trip in the ill-suited Quest in 1921, with (as always) wildly ambitious objectives. However, when Shackleton died suddenly in South Georgia, Wild took charge of what remained, resulting in this handsome publication reproducing the last photographs of Shackleton to have been taken” (Taurus).

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