SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1917)
The Heart of the Antarctic being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 ... with an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill ... and account of the first journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David. London: Ballantyne & Co. Limited for William Heinemann, 1909. 2 volumes, 8° (245 x 180mm.) Half-titles, errata slip bound before p.1 in vol.II, titles printed in brown and black. Photogravure frontispieces, numerous plates (12 coloured), 3 folding maps (2 in three colours, 1 in four colours) and 1 folding sheet of panoramas in pocket at rear of vol.II, numerous illustrations. Original dark blue cloth, upper covers blocked in silver, spines in gilt, top edge gilt (some scuffing to spines).
Early inscription dated Christmas 1909. First edition. Conrad p.148. Rosove 305.B1a; Spence 1097; Taurus 58.
E.H. SHACKLETON. South, The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917. London: The Complete Press for William Heinemann, 1919. 8° (248 x 154mm.) Half-title, 3-line errata slip bound before p.1. Coloured frontispiece, 84 plates printed recto and verso of 42 leaves, 3 plates recto only of 3 leaves (one of these double-page), the majority after Frank Hurley or George Marston, one folding two-colour map at back, occasional illustrations. (250mm. tear to folding map, repaired with adhesive tape, text browned as usual). Provenance: Enid Thompson (signature). First edition, first issue. Conrad p.224; Rosove 308.A1 ('Uncommon'); Spence 1107; Taurus 105.
Frank WILD (1874-1939) and Alexander Hepburne MACKLIN (1889-1967). Shackleton's Last Voyage. The story of the Quest. By Commander Frank Wild ... From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A.H. Macklin. London, New York, [etc.]: Cassell & Company Ltd., [April] 1923. 8° (231 x 160mm.) Half-title. Coloured frontispiece, uncoloured plates and illustrations. (Occasional light spotting.) Original mid-blue cloth, upper cover blocked in black, white and gilt, spine blocked in gilt, pictorial endpapers. First edition, dated coded 'F20.423' (i.e. April 1923) at end. A fine copy. Conrad p.231; Rosove 349.A1 ('Uncommon'); Spence 1259; Taurus 112.
FIRST EDITIONS OF THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS OF ALL THREE OF SHACKLETON'S EXPEDITIONS. (4)