SHACKLETON (ERNEST H.) The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, 3 vol. (including "The Antarctic Book Winter Quarters 1907-09"), LIMITED TO 300 COPIES, WITH SIGNATURES OF ALL THE SHORE PARTY, 1909
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SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, 3 vol. (including "The Antarctic Book Winter Quarters 1907-09"), LIMITED TO 300 COPIES, WITH SIGNATURES OF ALL THE SHORE PARTY, 1909
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SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY)
The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, 3 vol. (including "The Antarctic Book Winter Quarters 1907-09"), LIMITED TO 300 COPIES, WITH SIGNATURES OF ALL THE SHORE PARTY, this set number 273, photogravure frontispiece, numerous plates (including 6 etched plates by George Marston, 16 tipped-in colour after George Marston, others mostly photographic) one folding panorama and 3 folding lithographed maps in pocket at end of volume 3, illustrations and diagrams in the text, occasional light spotting, volumes one and 2 publisher's vellum, volume 3 publisher's vellum-backed boards, volumes one and 2 blocked in gilt with a design of two penguins on upper cover, all lettered in gilt on spines, t.e.g., small tear towards lower margin of upper cover on volume 2 [Conrad p.148; Renard 1446; Rosove 305.A2; Spence 1096; Taurus 57], 4to (270 x 220mm.), William Heinemann, 1909

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  • "The most luxurious publication ever to have appeared during the 'heroic age' of Antarctic exploration, recording the exploits of the one British expedition to have been crowned with popular success, and signed by all members of the shore party" (Taurus).
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