SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, FIRST EDITION, William Heinemann, 1919
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SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY)
South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, first edition, William Heinemann, 1919
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SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY) South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, FIRST EDITION, William Heinemann, 1919
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SHACKLETON (ERNEST HENRY)
South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917, first edition, FIRST IMPRESSION with errata slip tipped in, half-title, colour frontispiece, 87 photographic plates on 44 leaves (1 double-page), one folding map, illustrations in the text, light browning, blindstamp 'Presentation Copy' on title, publisher's pictorial blue boards cloth, with image of "Endurance" and lettering in silver gilt [Conrad, p.224; Renard 1460; Rosove 308.A1; Spence 1107; Taurus 105], 8vo (255 x 161mm.), William Heinemann, 1919

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  • AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY. "...the first issue contained cheap paper prone to severe browning, a poorly crafted binding likely to split at the joints with normal usage and silver printing on the binding subject to oxidising" (Taurus). This copy with none of the aforementioned problems with condition.

    Shackleton's epic story of leadership and survival is simply entitled South. The story of the sinking of Endurance, the journey to Elephant Island over ice and water and rescue of all 28 men by Shackleton after a dramatic open boat journey and climb over South Georgia Island, has become the best known story in the Antarctic literature.
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