SHACKLETON, ERNEST, REGINALD KOETTLITZ, LOUIS C. BERNACCHI and APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD, EDITORS. South Polar Times. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907, 1914 and 2010.
Lot 54
SHACKLETON, ERNEST, REGINALD KOETTLITZ, LOUIS C. BERNACCHI and APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD, EDITORS.
South Polar Times. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907, 1914 and 2010.
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£ 15,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
SHACKLETON, ERNEST, REGINALD KOETTLITZ, LOUIS C. BERNACCHI and APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD, EDITORS. South Polar Times. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907, 1914 and 2010.
SHACKLETON, ERNEST, REGINALD KOETTLITZ, LOUIS C. BERNACCHI and APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD, EDITORS.
South Polar Times. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907, 1914 and 2010.
4 volumes. 4to. Pictorial frontispieces, numerous maps and illustrations. Volumes I and II in publisher's blue cloth, ORIGINAL LIGHT BLUE TITLED DUST JACKETS, all edges gilt; volume III in publisher's blue cloth, all edges gilt; volume IV in publisher's blue cloth. Prospectus tipped in at front endpapers in volume I. Corners slightly bumped, dust jackets slightly soiled, with a few tears and chips, volume III endpapers browning.
Provenance: Captain Michael Barne (1877-1961), and officer of the Discovery expedition (bookplates in volumes I and II).

FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, volumes I and II are number 9 of an edition of 250; volume III is number 13 of an edition of 350 (1914); volume IV is from an unnumbered edition of 500 (2010). AN ASSOCIATION COPY, the first two volumes from the library of Michael Barne, an officer and the meteorologist on the 1901-1904 Discovery expedition. The Barne Inlet in Antarctica was named after him.
A fine set of facsimiles of the collection of stories and artwork produced by the shore parties of Scott's expedition. "Once or twice lately we have discussed the possibility of these volumes being interesting to a larger public, though there was no such idea in anyone's mind at the start ... On the one hand, we have some reading matter and many delightful sketches that would be appreciated all; on the other, it has to be remembered that the humour and many of the references are local and would convey little or nothing to the uniformed reader, however much they may appeal to us 'who are in the know'" (Rosove 287.A1 and 291.A2.a). Spence 1094; Taurus 42.
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