South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Sir Ernest
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South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917

Author(s): Shackleton, Sir Ernest

Copyright: 1919, Heinemann, London
Specifications: 1st ed, 1st imp, 8vo, pp.xxi, 376, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 87 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps (1 fldg), appendices, top edge blue, silver-lettered spine & front, silver decoration of Endurance on front, navy blue cloth
Condition: cloth rubbed, w/o errata slip, initials on ffep, page 367/8 w/ repaired tear, map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good

This is Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a historic first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. This includes not only the account of their voyage into the Weddell Sea, subsequent sinking, escape to Elephant Island, and crossing of South Georgia, but also the trials of those left on Elephant Island as well as the Ross Sea party and their support of the expedition. The first impression copies of this historic account were printed on poor quality paper which are prone to toning. Uncommon.

AB-USN 23-69.4, Conrad p.224, Karrow 650, Meadows 344, Renard 1460, Rosove 308.A1, Spence 1107, Stam p.100, Taurus 105.

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