SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) South, fine presentation inscription from Shackleton, 1920
Lot 129
ENDURANCE EXPEDITION, 1914-1917. SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) South, fine presentation inscription from Shackleton, 1920
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ENDURANCE EXPEDITION, 1914-1917
SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on verso of portrait frontispiece "To F.C. Hartley with another shellback's regards, E.H. Shackleton, Aquitania, April 18th, 1921", 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

Footnotes

  • Inscribed by Shackleton to a fellow traveller onboard the Cunard liner S.S. Aquitania, the "shellback" in the inscription referring to an experienced sailor who has crossed the equator ("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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