WILD (FRANK) Shackleton's Last Voyage, FIRST EDITION, Cassells, 1923
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WILD (FRANK) Shackleton's Last Voyage, FIRST EDITION, Cassells, 1923
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WILD (FRANK)
Shackleton's Last Voyage. The Story of the Quest... From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin, first edition, half-title, colour frontispiece, 100 illustrations (mostly photographic) on 50 plates, 12 maps in text, decorative endpapers, occasional light spotting, publisher's blue pictorial cloth gilt, very slightly rubbed at extremities of the spine, otherwise a FINE COPY [Conrad, p.231; Renard 1693; Rosove 349.A1; Spence 1259; Taurus 112; OCLC 12683482], 8vo (240 x 172mm.), Cassell, 1923

Footnotes

  • This is not only the story of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition to the Antarctic (1921-23), but also a personal statement and memorial from Wild and other contributors to their leader who died on board Quest in January, 1922 while anchored at Grytviken, South Georgia Island. Generously illustrated it includes the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken. Frank Wild served with Scott on the Discovery, with Mawson, and with Shackleton on all of his Polar expeditions, being with "The Boss" at the time of his death.

    Provenance: Jean Kommers (signature on upper free endpaper and verso of title); Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Jean Marie Parmer (San Diego specialist in Polar books, deceased 2009). 
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