SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) South, fine presentation inscription from Shackleton, 1920
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SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) South, fine presentation inscription from Shackleton, 1920
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SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY)
South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, "new and cheap edition", AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED "To F.C. Hartley with another shellback's regards, E.H. Shackleton, Aquitania, April 18th, 1921" on verso of the photographic frontispiece, 48 photographic plates, one folding engraved map, ownership blindstamp on half-title and endpapers, later label on front free endpaper, publisher's cloth, 8vo, New York, Macmillan, 1920

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  • Inscribed by Shackleton, whilst on the Cunard liner S.S. Aquitania, to a fellow traveller, the "Shellback" of the inscription referring to experienced sailors who has crossed the equator. Incidentally "Shellback" was also the pseudonym used by Frank Wild for his contributions to "Aurora Australis". In the opening chapter of South Shackleton notes that whilst in the Weddell Sea he saw an iceberg that "had a natural dock that would have contained the Aquitania". See illustration overleaf.
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