SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)
Au Coeur de l'Antarctique Expédition du "Nimrod" au Pole Sud La traduction et l'adaption de ce voyage ont été faites par M. Charles Rabot. Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1910. 4° (263 x 198mm.). Title in blue and black, half-title. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, 109 leaves of plates (1 folding, 3 double-page, 12 coloured, 1 photogravure, 92 printed recto and verso), 1 folding map printed in four colours, illustrations. (Folding plate creased and with small tears to upper margin.)
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (presentation inscription from the translator 'A Sir Ernest Shackleton/Hommage d'un de son plus fervent admirateurs' Original light blue wrappers, titled in dark blue on upper wrapper and backstrip (backstrip and section of upper cover faded)
FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, THE AUTHOR'S COPY PRESENTED TO HIM BY THE TRANSLATOR. Spence records the reduced edition (with 221pp., and fewer illustrations) that was published in 1911, as, in a footnote, does Rosove.
E.H. SHACKLETON. 21 Meilen vom Südpol [.] Die Geschichte der britischen Südpol-Expedition 1907/09. Translated by Frederick Becker. Berlin: [n.d. but 1910]. 3 volumes, 8° (242 x
170mm.). Plates and maps (some coloured or folding, 2 loosely inserted at rear of vol.II), illustrations (many full-page). Original light blue cloth with upper cover blocked in dark blue and white and spine in dark blue (vols.I & III) or green cloth with upper cover blocked in dark green and white and spine in dark green (vol.II), lower covers with centrally-placed blind-stamped device and name of the binders.
First edition in German, including the rare third volume (scientific reports). Cf. Taurus 59 (vols. I and II only).
E.H. SHACKLETON. Alla conquista del Polo Sud. Milan: 1909. 2 volumes, small 4° (230 x 180mm.). Titles in red and black, half-titles. Plates and maps (some coloured or folding, two loosely inserted in pocket at end of vol.II), illustrations. (Browning to text.) Original blue cloth, upper covers blocked in silver, spines blocked in gilt, t.e.g. (some scuffing to silver on covers, spines somewhat soiled). Provenance: 'File Copy' stamped on both title pages, manuscript note at front of vol.I 'File Copy Kingswood 440'.
First edition in Italian.
E.H. SHACKLETON. Mon Expédition au Sud Polaire Traduction de M.-L. Landel. Tours: [n.d.]. Large 8° (290 x 205mm.). Frontispiece, illustrations (some full-page), 1 folding map. Original blue-green cloth, the upper cover blocked in gilt and colours, spine gilt, lower cover in blind, g.e. (head and foot of spine bumped). French edition of Shackleton's 'South'. (7)