23 September 2004
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° (243 x 180mm). Half-titles. Titles in brown and black. Plates (12 coloured after George Marston), one folding panorama and 3 folding lithographic maps printed in three colours in pocket at back of vol. II, illustrations. (Occasional light spotting.) 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 the spines), t.e.g. Provenance: Harry W. Cohen (inscriptions dated 30 Januray 1910).
FIRST TRADE EDITION, A FINE SET with the 'very scarce' dust-jackets. Conrad p.148; Rosove 305.B1b ('Common... Dust-wrappers very scarce'); Spence 1096; Taurus 57.
[With:] The British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-8. London: Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, Ltd., [no date but 1909?]. Small 4° (228 x 177mm). 24pp. Drophead title, printed in red and black. Portrait frontispiece. (Some spotting.) Original thick paper wrappers, print of 'Nimrod' mounted on upper cover (light creasing to covers). Rare exhibition catalogue. (3)
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