The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
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The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

Author(s): Shackleton, Ernest Henry

Copyright: 1909, Heinemann, London
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Condition: cloth spines faded, light rubbing, corners bumped, name on ffep of each vol, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good

1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xlviii, 372, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 125 bw plates, 11 diagrams; vII pp.xv, 418, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 132 bw plates, 38 text illus, 2 fldg panoramas & 3 color fldg maps in pocket, errata slip, appendices; teg, uncut, silver lettered spines & silver illus on covers, dark blue cloth

Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) achieved many firsts - a new furthest south (88º 23’), first to the South Magnetic Pole, and the first ascent of Mount Erebus (12,448’). The expedition is also noted for producing three wonderful, deluxe, limited-edition, books – Antarctic Days (280 copies), Aurora Australis (80 copies), and The Heart of the Antarctic (300 copies). This is the trade edition of Shackleton’s classic book.

Presented here is Shackleton’s diary of the Southern Journey, an account of the Western Journey, T. W. Edgeworth David’s account of the Northern Journey toward the South Magnetic Pole, the ascent of Mount Erebus, a long introduction by Hugh Robert Mill on the last 100 years of Antarctic exploration, and much more. The 12 color plates are by George Marston. A nice, clean set.

AB-USN 23-59.21, Conrad pg.148, Denucé 2620, Meadows 317, Renard 1446, Rosove 305.B1.a, Spence 1097.














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