JOYCE (ERNEST E. MILLS) The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, FIRST EDITION, Duckworth, 1929
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JOYCE (ERNEST E. MILLS) The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, Duckworth, 1929
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JOYCE (ERNEST E. MILLS)
The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the half-title "The Right Hon. L. S. Amery. To one who has travelled the Empire, and appreciated the work and hardship endured by the Explorer. Ernest E. Mills Joyce, London 20-2-29", introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, 32 photographic plates, map in the text, errata slip at p.31, publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine [Conrad, p.220; Renard 821; Rosove 188.A1.a; Spence 642; OCLC 1879389], 8vo (219 x 145mm.), Duckworth, 1929

Footnotes

  • This is the only first-hand narrative of the Ross Sea party of Shackleton's Imperial Transantarctic Expedition. While Shackleton and his men in Endurance were trapped in the ice on the opposite side of the continent, the men of the Ross Sea party laboured to set depots from Hut Point to the Beardmore Glacier in anticipation of Shackleton's arrival from the Weddell Sea. Of the ten men of the Ross Sea party who over-wintered, three died; these were the only deaths associated with Shackleton's unsuccessful effort to cross the continent.

    Leopold S. Amery (1873-1955), Conservative policitian, was appointed colonial secretary "from 1924 to 1929, the office he coveted and which he held for long enough to record real achievements" (ODNB). See illustration overleaf.

    Provenance: The Right Honorable L.S. Amery (presentation copy from author); Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from John Simper.
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