18 April 2000
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917
Sir Ernest Henry SHACKLETON (1874-1922). South, The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917. London: The Complete Press for William Heinemann, 1919. 8° (24.8 x 15.6cm.) Half-title, 3-line errata-slip bound before p.1. Coloured frontispiece, 84 plates printed recto and verso of 42 leaves, 3 plates recto only of three leaves (one of these double-page), the majority after Frank Hurley or George Marston, one folding two-colour map at back, occasional illustrations. (Text with light marginal browning and light spotting to plates.) Original blue cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in silver, blind-stamped Heinemann device on lower cover.
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Rare in this condition, without the usual heavy browning to the poor quality paper used for the text, or oxidisation of the silver used for the blocking on the binding. Conrad p.224; Spence 1107.
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