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, March 1920. 8° (248 x 155mm.) Half-title. Coloured frontispiece, 87 plates, the majority after Frank Hurley or George Marston, one folding two-colour map at back, occasional illustrations, extra-illustrated with two one-penny red 'King Edward VII Land' stamps fixed to front free endpaper. (Half-title and final leaf browned.) Original blue cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in silver, blind-stamped Heinemann device on lower cover (slight scuffing to corners and head and foot of spine).
PROVENANCE: C. Durrant (presentation inscription from Shackleton, 'To C Durrant with kindest regards from Ernest Shackleton. May 1921').
A FINE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FOURTH IMPRESSION (the first to include the addendum on the final leaf, dated 'February 1921'). Cf. Conrad p.224; Rosove 308.A4; cf. Spence 1107; cf. Taurus 105.
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