Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition: Wilson, D. M.
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Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition

Author(s): Wilson, D. M.

Copyright: 2009, UK
Specifications: Ltd numbered ed of 150 copies, 4to, pp.168, color frontis, 39 color & 400 bw photos, 37 color & 38 bw illus, 3 plans, 7 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, page-ribbon, black slipcase & silver dec black cloth
Condition: signed, box, slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new

Nimrod Illustrated celebrates the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. This is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expedition scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition participants at the time. Many of the images are rarely seen, if ever before published, whilst others are better known. Together with quotations from the diaries of expedition participants, they tell the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 which saw the first use of ponies and motor cars in the Antarctic, achieved the first ascent of Mount Erebus, achieved the first attainment of the South Magnetic Pole, and took Shackleton within 100 miles of the South Geographic Pole to attain a dramatic new 'Farthest South' record. This was the expedition that made Shackleton's name as an explorer and for which he was awarded his knighthood. This is a companion book to Wilson’s previous book ‘Discovery Illustrated: Pictures from Captain Scott's First Antarctic Expedition’.

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