Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922)
The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. London: William Heineman, 1909. 2 volumes, 8 (24.2 x 17.5cm.) Plates, 12 coloured, 3 folding maps and one folding panorama in rear pocket of volume II, illustrations. (Light spotting and occcasional soiling, plate opposite p.168 marked at margin.) Original blue cloth, front covers with vignette and title in silver, spines lettered in gilt, t.e.g. (spine of vol.I chipped at head, both spines slightly frayed and discoloured, upper cover of vol. II rubbed). Provenance: W.L.S. Fleming (ownership stamp). FIRST EDITION.
Sir Clements Robert MARKHAM (1830-1916). The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration, Cambridge: at the University Press, 1921. 8 (24 x 16cm.) Plates and illustrations. (Frontispiece dampstained.) Original blue cloth with vignette and title lettering in silver (torn along upper joint). Provenance: Sir Albert Charles Seward (1863-1941, bookplate and gift inscription from his wife to the Reverend W.L.S. Fleming). FIRST EDITION.
Karl FRICKER. The Antarctic Regions, translated by A. Sonnenschein. London: Swan Sonnenschein & New York: Macmillan, 1900. 8 (23 x 16cm). Plates and illustrations, folding coloured map. Original red cloth gilt with vignette on upper cover. Provenance: W.L.S. Fleming (ownership stamp). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.
With 41 other volumes (including John GIAEVER. The White Desert: The official account of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition, London, 1954; J. Gordon HAYES. Antarctica, London, 1928; HAYES. The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931, London, 1932; R.F. Scott. Scott's Last Expedition, London, 1913, 2 vols., third edition; F.A. Worsley. Endurance: An epic of Polar adventure, London, 1931). (45)