25 September 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922)
"The South Pole" lecture poster
A large lecture-tour poster, printed in red and black, and incorporating a half-tone portrait of Shackleton, [Burton-on-Trent: 1913], announcing 'Immense Attraction. Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent The Burton-on-Trent Municipal Officers' Guild has arranged with the Lecture Agency, Ltd., of London, for Sir Ernest Shackleton C.V.O., F.R.G.S. to give his lecture entitled: "The South Pole" Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8 In addition to giving a popular account of his own South Polar Expedition, Sir Ernest will describe and explain the Expeditions under Capt. Scott and Capt. Amundsen. The Lecture will be fully illustrated from Photographs and some very striking Kinematograph Films taken during the Expedition ... Reserved Seats, 3/- ... Late cars will be run to Ashby.' (light old creasing)
30 1/8 x 20 1/8in. (76.5 x 51cm.)
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An interesting rare ephemeral item from the period just before Shackleton announced his plans for what became the 'Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition'; an announcement was made in The Times on 29 December 1913.
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