SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)
Six ephemeral items, 1907-10, connected with his first Antarctic expedition. Provenance: SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON.
24pp. exhibition catalogue The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-9, small 4° (230 x 177mm). Printed in red and black. Portrait. Original wrappers, print of 'Nimrod' mounted on upper cover (small tears to extremities).
1p. menu card Crystal Palace July 17th 1909 (211 x 132mm.), in blue, with embossed J.Lyons & Co Ltd crest at head in red. Provenance: autograph signatures in ink of Ernest Joyce and Frank Wild (the first expedition's zoologists and printers of the Aurora Australis). The meal included 'Crême South Pole' and 'Pêches Schackleton' [sic].
1p. menu [Reception-Dinner in honor of Sir Ernest Shacckleton given by The Transportation Club New York Wednesday March thirtieth 1910] (318 x 243mm.). Original card covers, the upper with oval photogravure portrait of Shackleton flanked by polar scenes, the title below, hand-coloured draped flags above.
8pp. pamphlet Souvenir of the lecture: "Nearest the South Pole," by Sir Ernest Shackleton.  (202 x 120mm.). Illustrations. Original green paper wrappers, portrait of Shackleton mounted on upper cover.
Two gelatin silver prints attributed to G.W. Skelton; an expedition member shovelling snow away from supply dump; Ice crystals (with feet for scale) 11½ x 9½ in (29 x 24.5cm) and 12 x 8½in (30 x 21.5cm), mounted on blue card. The second image illustrated in Heart of the Antarctic vol II, facing p. 338.