25 September 2002
SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)
South, The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. London: The Complete Press for William Heinemann, 1919. 8° (250 x 155mm.) Half-title, coloured frontispiece, 87 plates, most printed on recto an verso, and including one double-page, the majority after Frank Hurley or George Marston, folding map at back coloured in outline. (Some very light marginal spotting.) Original blue cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in silver, blind-stamped Heinemann device on lower cover (extremities lightly rubbed, head of spine lightly bumped).
FIRST EDITION, SECOND IMPRESSION. This copy is without the usual heavy browning to the poor quality paper used for the text, or oxidisation of the silver used for the blocking on the binding. Conrad p.224; Spence 1107.
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