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. 3 volumes (including the supplement The Antarctic Book Winter Quarters), 4° (265 x 223mm.). Half-titles. Titles (to vols. I & II) in brown and black. Plates (a few double-page, some mounted including 16 coloured after George Marston, some etched), one folding panorama and 3 folding lithographic maps printed in three colours in pocket at back of vol. II, illustrations. Original vellum (vols I & II) and vellum-backed boards (supplement), covers of vols. I & II blocked in gilt with the two penguins device, spines of all three volumes lettered in gilt, t.e.g.
A FINE COMPLETE SET OF THE LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 77 OF 300 COPIES, WITH THE SIGNATURES OF ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE SHORE PARTY, and the 'Supplement' in its corrected state. Conrad p.148; Rosove 305.A2 ('Scarce'); Spence 1096; Taurus 57.
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