SHACKLETON, ERNEST. 1874-1922. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, prospectus. [London]: Privately printed, [1914].
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SHACKLETON, ERNEST. 1874-1922.
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, prospectus. [London]: Privately printed, [1914].
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SHACKLETON, ERNEST. 1874-1922. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, prospectus. [London]: Privately printed, [1914]. SHACKLETON, ERNEST. 1874-1922. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, prospectus. [London]: Privately printed, [1914]. SHACKLETON, ERNEST. 1874-1922. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, prospectus. [London]: Privately printed, [1914].
SHACKLETON, ERNEST. 1874-1922.
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, prospectus. [London]: Privately printed, [1914].
4to (315 x 245 mm). 30 pp, text printed in red and black, map of the proposed route across Antarctica and diagram of the ship Endurance tipped to inside of inner wrappers at front and rear. Original stiff outer wrappers with sewn binding. Contained in the original mailing envelope, hand addressed to "The Rt. Hon. Lord Glantawe, The Grange, Swansea—From Sir Ernest Shackleton." Some creases to outer wrappers, chipping to edges of inner wrappers.

FIRST EDITION, first state, of the prospectus for the 1914-1916 expedition, with John King Davis listed as Master Mariner on the staff, with the original mailing envelope. Davis was originally included as the Captain of Endurance before he declined the offer to join the project, and a second state was issued excluding him from the list of staff. Includes details of the ships, the expedition's members, its finances, expert opinions and press tributes, along with various mission statements. The addressee, John Jones Jenkins, First Baron Glantawe (1835-1915), was a Welsh tycoon and liberal MP who rose from obscurity to become enormously wealthy in the tin-plate business. Spence 1106; Taurus 104.
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