London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir (1874-1922). The Heart of the Antarctic being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 ... with an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc., & An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S. London: William Heinemann, 1909. 3 volumes including The Antarctic Book, 4° (270 x 220mm). Half titles, 2 mounted half tone frontispieces, 12 mounted coloured plates, half tone plates, The Antarctic Book with 4 mounted coloured portraits and 6 etched plates (some light spotting to titles and their tissue guards, a few very light mainly marginal spots through the text, some rather heavier and more persistent spotting to The Antarctic Book). Original vellum gilt, upper covers with illustration of 2 penguins stamped in gilt, spines lettered in gilt, The Antarctic Book in original vellum-backed paper boards, top edges gilt, others uncut, silk ties (some very light staining and scuffing to boards). Provenance: Repton School Library, Griffiths Bequest (bookplate) -- "Confined to the Librarian's Room" (pencil inscription on front pastedowns). Without library stamps or any other signs of provenance.
NUMBER 195 OF 300 COPIES SIGNED BY EVERY MEMBER OF THE SHORE PARTY. Spence pp.48-49. (3)
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