THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC. Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, an account of the first journey to the south magnetic pole by Prof. T.W.Edgeworth David.

SHACKLETON, Ernest H.

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Title: THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC. Being the story ...

Publisher: First edition Heinemann

Publication Date: 1909

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2 volumes, large 8vo. Original blue cloth blocked in silver, grey dustwrappers (very slight wear and darkening to the backstrips). Pp. xlviii, 372; xv, 419, top edges gilt, untrimmed, with 3 coloured folding maps in rear pocket, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, and numerous illustrations and diagrams. Front endpapers and back of one folding map partly and lightly browned, lacks the panorama sheet from the pocket, otherwise a fine clean set in the very scarce dustwrappers. [Spence: 1097; Taurus: 58; Books on Ice: 7.4]. Shackleton's famous account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod). Bookseller Inventory #


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Book Description: J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1909. First American edition, 8vo, 2 vols, frontisepieces, numerous plates and diagrams, including 12 in color; lacking 2 panoramas and 3 maps originally found in the rear pocket of Vol. II; contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco over marbled boards, gilt spines in 6 compartments, t.e.g., marbled endpapers; recent owner has taped newspaper clippings and written in ink on front endpapers, including half title page, of Vol. I, else a fine, albeit incomplete, attractive set. Contains an account of the first journey to the south magnetic pole by Prof. T. W. E. David. David was past fifty when he led this expedition, which was one of the major accomplishments of the Shackleton voyage. Shackleton came within 100 miles of the Pole before turning back under emergency conditions. He was greeted with a hero's welcome and this narrative was enthusiastically received all over the world. Spence 1097; Rosove 305.C1. Bookseller Inventory # 44690

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Book Description: J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st U.S. edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Deep blue cloth ruled in argent, lettered in argent, with cover and spine vignettes argent; top edge gilt. 2 vols. liv, 366; xvi, 451 pp. Illustrated with numerous photographs, diagrams (v.1), textual illustrations (v. 2); 6 colourplates in each volume, and three folding colour maps and folding panoramas in rear pocket of v.2; v.1 frontispiece portrait of Shackleton, v.2 frontispiece of the Northern Party at South Magnetic Pole. Ink name to front pastedown and title-page (both volumes); binding cracked (both volumes), hinge started and first couple of signatures slightly shaken in v.1; extremities lightly rubbed and rubbing to cover & spine vignettes, with some flaking to silver of v.2 spine vignette; fold-tears to large map; still a sparkling copy with silver stunning on deep blue, and interiors clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 027641

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Book Description: J.B.Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1909. Hard Cover. Book Condition: G. First US. 2 vols. 4to. original blue cloth gilt, teg, others uncut (edges rubbed with trifling wear to extremities, hinges cracked with some crude repairs, externally a few marks with the cloth to backstrip of vol. 1 a bit crumpled, internally very clean with no spotting); pp. liv, 366, with frontispiece portrait, 6 colour plates, 125 plates & 10 diagrams; xvi, 452 (last blank), with frontispiece, 6 colour plates, 123 plates (inc. 2 folding panoramas on separate sheet), 23 text illustrations plus 3 folding maps (one with marginal tearing and fold splitting, the others fine) in rear pocket. A good clean and complete set of a scarce work. Very heavy. Bookseller Inventory # 006397

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Book Description: Philadelphia: J.B.Lippincott Company, 1909., 1909. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. liii, [1], 365, [1]; xvi, 450, [1]. with half-titles. 3 partly coloured folding maps & 2 panoramas on 1 folding sheet in rear pocket, 2 photogravure frontis., 12 colour plates, numerous b/w plates & text illus. original silver-stamped decorative cloth, t.e.g. (recased, spine & extremities rubbed & bit frayed). First American Edition of the account of Shackleton’s famous first expedition on board the Nimrod. The explorers passed the winter of 1908 in McMurdo Sound, and in the fall a party accomplished the first ascent of the volcanic Mount Erebus and surveyed its various craters. In the spring and summer of 1908-09, three sledging parties left winter quarters. One, travelling via a route along the newly discovered Great Beardmore Glacier, set a record for the farthest south, reaching 88?23’S, Shackleton deciding to turn back within only 97 miles of the pole rather than risk the lives of his men. Another which included Sir Douglas Mawson reached the South Magnetic Pole for the first time, and a third surveyed the mountain ranges west of McMurdo Sound. Shackleton was subsequently knighted for his achievements. Spence 1098. cfNational Maritime Museum Cat. I 1099. Bookseller Inventory # elala209

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Book Description: Heinemann, 1909. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with 2 frontispieces in photogravure (original captioned guards present), 12 colour plates, 257 plates in monochrome, 49 diagrams and illustrations in text, 2 panoramas on folding sheet and 3 folding maps contained in pocket at rear of volume 2; original pictorial blue cloth, upper boards and backstrip blocked and lettered in silver, covers moderately age-soiled and worn, cases a little shaken else a very good, clean set. Spence 1097. Bookseller Inventory # 20839

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Book Description: William Heinemann, London, 1909. Cloth Bound. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Complete in two volumes. First edition. Original blue cloth lettered and blocked silver on upper covers and lettered gilt on spines. Top edges gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Large 8vos. 10 x 7.5 inches (25 x 19 cms). Volume 1: xlviiipp, 372pp; Volume 2: xvpp, 419pp. With 2 gravure frontispieces with captioned guards, 12 colour plates with captioned guards, 257 other plates, 49 diagrams and illustrations in text, 2 panoramas on folding sheet and 3 folding maps contained in pocket at rear of volume 2 (all plates, maps, illustrations, etc present as called for). Complete with the tipped in errata slip. Some rubbing/slight abrasion to lower spine of volume 1, spines a little faded, silver blocking to upper cover of volume 2 somewhat rubbed. Bindings are else in very good, clean, sound condition. Crease to corner of half-title in volume 2. Contents otherwise in very good, tight, clean condition with no ownership markings or other defects. A very nice set. Heavy items and additional postage may be required. Bookseller Inventory # 000113

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Book Description: London: William Heinemann, 1909, 1909. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth, front covers with large silver block, spines lettered gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Spines slightly mottled, a little crumpled head and tail, silver blocks oxidising that on volume II particularly so, endpapers browned as usual, occasional light foxing, but the hinges sound and overall a very good set. 3 maps, panorama in rear pocket, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, and numerous illustrations and diagrams. First edition. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod). "Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907–1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton." Books on Ice 7.4; Spence 1097; Taurus 58. Bookseller Inventory # 79622

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Book Description: London, William Heinemann, 1909, 1909. 2 volumes, octavo. Bound in recent full dark blue morocco, titles and ship device gilt to spine, cable-twist gilt panel to the boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some light foxing to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy handsomely bound. Illustrated throughout. First edition. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod). "Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907–1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton.". Bookseller Inventory # 51564

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Book Description: William Heinemann, London, 1909. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Complete Two Volumes with Fine Original Shackleton Signature and associated provenance, Press Cutting 1909 tipped in. First Edition. Original blue cloth lettered and blocked silver on upper covers and lettered gilt on spines. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Royal 8vo. 10 x 7.5 inches. Complete Copy with tipped in errata slip. Volume 1 xlviii, 372pp; Volume 2 xv pp,[1] 419pp. frontispieces with captioned guards, 12 colour plates with captioned guards, 257 other plates, 49 diagrams and illustrations in text, 2 panoramas on folding sheet and 3 folding maps contained in pocket. Good Copy with occasional spotting and fore-edge spotting, original cloth with light wear. with fine E.H. Shackleton Original Autograph and mounted press cutting dated November 27th 1909 with press portrait reads: 'Explorer and Boy', 'Sir Ernest Shackleton visits sick bedside. Chats with young admirer'. The proudest boy in Birkdale yesterday was Grenville Ward, of Belgrave Road [Southport] who was honoured with a visit from Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer'. autograph and press cutting tipped in. Two Volumes: [Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907- 9, "Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). Bookseller Inventory # 622

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Book Description: William Heinemann, London. 1909, 1st Autograph Edition de Luxe. () Very good. xlviii,371,(1); xv,(1),418,(1); 53,(1) pp. Quarto. (28 X 22.5 cm.) 3 volumes. The first two volumes bound in original full vellum with gilt device of two penquins on the front board of each. Gilt titles on each spine. Boards of the first two volumes slightly bowed as usual. Antarctic Book bound in original half vellum and paper covered boards. Copy 130 / 300. Antarctic book containing the signatures of all of the shore party. The Antarctic Book in the second corrected state as described by Rosove. Illustrated throughout with mounted colour plates, photographic illustrations, maps, diagrams, and etchings. 3 folding maps and one folding panorama in the pocket of volume 2. The first two volumes are fine clean copies with the Antarctic Book having mild to heavy foxing on several of the etched plates. The odd abrasion on the boards otherwise a very attractive set. Spence 1096, Rosove 305 A2, Taurus collection 57. Shackleton who had been on Scott's "Discovery" expedition, led the second expedition to do major exploration on the continent almost reaching the pole, before being forced to turn back 180 KMS short. This lavish limited edition of the book was produced at a great premium over the common trade edition. - Also included with the set is the original publishers prospectus which shows the original price at 10 guineas and the projected edtion was to be 350 copies. This a a presentation copy from Shackleton to Lord Northcliffe, dated 1911. Northcliffe was one of Shackleton's important sponsors and sold him the rights to publish the expedition's story in his newspaper, Daily Mail. An important association copy of this Antarctic classic. Inscribed to Lord Northcliffe. Wonderful Association Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 127149

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Book Description: London, Ballantyne & Co. Limited for William Heinemann, 1909, 1909. 3 volumes, quarto. Original vellum, volumes I & II, and the supplement in vellum-backed grey paper boards, titles gilt to spines, upper boards of volumes I & II blocked in gilt with the twin penguin device, top edges gilt, others uncut, broad brown silk page-markers to I and II. Housed in a blue cloth, leathyer-entry slipcase. Titles to Heart of the Antarctic in brown and black, 2 tipped-in photogravure frontispieces and 12 tipped-in colour plates after paintings by George Marston, all with captioned tissue guards, 4 double-page photographic plates, 271 photographic illustrations on 195 plates, diagrams, maps, plans & graphs in the text, including 9 full-page, 3 folding maps and 1 folding plate containing 2 panoramic views in end-pocket of vol. II; The Antarctic Book with 4 mounted colour portraits from crayon drawings and 6 original etchings by George Marston. First Signed Limited Edition. Heart of the Antarctic number 31 of 330 numbered copies, The Antarctic Book one of 300 unnumbered, this in the second (corrected) state with contents without reference to "Aurora Australis" and no signature "d" to p. 26. Signed by all the members of the shore party on two pages in the latter. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod). "Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907–1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton." Contemporary armorial bookplates of Frederick William Jones of Abberley, Worcestershire to the front pastedowns. Books on Ice 7.4; Howgego , III, S20; Rosove 305.A2; Spence 1096. Bookseller Inventory # 47310