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

Author(s): Shackleton, Ernest

Copyright: 1919, Heinemann, London
Specifications: 1st ed, 2nd imp (Dec 1919, 1 month after 1st imp), 8vo, pp.xxi, 376, photo frontis, 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, wear on spine edge, small tears top spine, corners worn, pencil name w/ small name label on ffep, fldg map separated but present w/ 2.5” tear, tight, 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.

This is the preferred second impression of Shackleton’s classic account printed one month after the first impression. Improved paper was used, as the first impression used poor quality paper which was prone to toning, and errors were corrected.

See AB-USN 23-69.4, Conrad p.224, Karrow 650, Meadows 344, Renard 1461, Rosove 308.A2, Spence 1107, Stam p.100, Taurus 105.

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