Lot 326
  • 326

Shackleton, Ernest

5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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  • The South Polar Times. London: Smith, Elder, & Co, 1907-1914; Cambridge: Scott Polar Research Institute in association with Bonham, 2010
  • Paper
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED EDITION (see footnote), 4 volumes, 4to (275 x 205mm.), half-titles, frontispieces, numerous maps, coloured and plain illustrations, full-page and in the text, photographs, original blue ribbed pictorial cloth gilt, gilt edges, coloured illustration mounted on each front cover, minor scattered browning and spotting, bindings very lightly rubbed


N.A. Tombazi, bookplate in vol.1 and 2; gift inscription in vol.3


Rosove 287, 291; Spence 1094; Taurus Collection 42, 79

Catalogue Note

A facsimile of original issues of the South Polar Times printed in the Antarctic.

“It has always seemed churlish to list this title under Shackleton, who only edited the first of the three volumes, for the publication arose during Scott’s two expeditions. On the first of these, Shackleton was invalided home before its completion, while he was most decidedly not a member of the second Scott effort. Still, this should not detract from the publication, a lithographed facsimile of typescripts produced by members of Scott’s party during three bleak Antarctic winters spent in his company” (Taurus).

Volumes 1 and 2 are limited to 250 copies (this being number 44, printed in 1907); volume 3 is number 27 of a limited edition of 350 copies, printed in 1914; volume 4 is number 208 of a limited edition of 500 copies, printed in 2010.