25 September 2002
SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)
The Heart of the Antarctic being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 by E.H. Shackleton ... with an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill ... an account of the first journey to the Magnetic South Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David. London: Ballantyne & Co. Limited for William Heinemann, 1909. 2 volumes, 4° (246 x 180mm.). Half-titles. Titles (to vols I & II) in brown and black. Plates (12 coloured after George Marston), 1 folding panorama and 3 folding lithographic maps printed in three colours in pocket at back of vol.II, illustrations. Original blue cloth, blocked in silver on upper covers and gilt on spines, dust-jackets (Rosove's no.1 with no mention of price on spines), contemporary thick cream cloth chemise, the covers stencilled with the title and coloured vignettes of Antarctic life: the 'Farthest South' party, penguins and a campsite, t.e.g. (spines slightly bumped at head and foot, chemises lightly spotted and soiled).
Dorothy Margaret Watkins (inscription dated 'Christmas 1909').
FIRST TRADE EDITION, A FINE SET with the 'very scarce' dust-jackets and charming contemporary chemises with high quality stencils. Conrad p.148; Rosove 305.B1b ('Common... Dust-wrappers very scarce'); Spence 1097; Taurus 58. (2)
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