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Item Description: Heinemann, 1909. First edition, deluxe issue, number 139 of 300 copies signed in The Atlantic Book by the author and all fifteen other members of the shore party. Three volumes. 4to. Volumes One and Two in the original publisher's white vellum with gilt titles and vignettes. Volume Three, "The Antarctic Book" quarter vellum over grey paper boards, in the usual 2nd (corrected) state, where the contents page is without reference to "Aurora Australis". Top edges gilt and others untrimmed, brown silk page markers present. A superb, near fine set. The vellum bindings in particularly clean condition with just a couple of marks to the rear panel of vol I and some pale mottling to the upper cover of vol II. Internally fresh, with a little foxing to some plates in The Atlantic Book. A most handsome set. Two tipped-in photogravure frontispieces and twelve tipped-in colour plates after paintings by George Marston, all with captioned tissue guards, four double-page photographic plates, 271 photographic illustrations on 195 plates, diagrams, maps, plans & graphs in the text, including nine full-page, three folding maps and one folding plate containing two panoramic views in end-pocket of vol. II; The Antarctic Book with four mounted colour portraits from crayon drawings and six original etchings by George Marston. Shackleton's famous account of the Nimrod expedition, which he lead to the South Pole in 1907-09, and in this issue one of the most handsome and impressive of all polar books. The expedition got within some hundred miles of the Pole, whereupon Shackleton gave the quest up famously claiming, "Better a live donkey than a dead lion.", but it established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero" (Books on Ice). A measure of the regard in which Shackleton was held can be gathered from the quote attributed to Raymond Priestley, who accompanied Shackleton on this and future expeditions, "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." Members of the Expedition whose signatures are present are: Ernest Shackleton, leader of the expedition; Sir Philip Brocklehurst, geologist, and in charge of current observations; Bernard Day, electrician and motor expert; Ernest Joyce, in charge of general stores, dogs, sledges and zoological collections; Dr. A. F. Mackay, surgeon; Dr. Eric Marshall, surgeon, cartographer; G E. Marston, artist; James Murray, biologist; Raymond Priestley, geologist; William Roberts, cook; Frank Wild, in charge of provisions; Aeneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh, second officer; Bertram Armitage ; William C. Roberts, cook; Edgeworth David, geologist; Douglas Mawson, physicist. Bookseller Inventory # 32690

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Shackleton, Ernest H.

Published by J. B. Lippincott Company (1909)

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Item Description: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1909. Hardcovers. Book Condition: Good+. 1st Edition. blue coth bindings, 2 volume set, silver designs and letttering, 4 fold-out maps in back pocket of volume 2, lightly rubbed cover and spine edges, lightly fade spine lettering, hinges are cracking, calling card on pre-title page with Sir Ernest Shackleton St. James's Club printed on it, autographed card inserted under portrait signed Ernest H. Shackleton. Bookseller Inventory # 75511

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SHACKLETON, Ernest H. (1874-1922) (MILL, Hugh Robert) (EDGEWORTH DAVID, T.W.).

Published by London: William Heinemann, 1909. (1909)

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Item Description: London: William Heinemann, 1909., 1909. First Edition. 2 volumes; 4to. Elegantly bound in dark blue half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed, coated black endpapers. Publisher's original decorated uppers bound in at rear of each volume. Portrait of E.H. Shackleton as frontispiece to vol.I, the Northern Party at the South Magnetic Pole to vol.II, both protected with captioned tissue guards. Generously illustrated with photographic plates and diagrams as well as several plates in colour. Minor and occasional spotting else fine in an attctive recent leather binding. Packed with a mass of maps, photographs and sketches chronicling everything from penguins to climbing Erebus this work embodies the golden age of polar exploration. Although the expedition team was unable to attain its goal of reaching the South Pole, Shackleton and his companions reached 88° 23' S, a point only 180 kilometres (112 mi) from the Pole. Accomplishments also included the first ascent of Mount Erebus, the location of the Magnetic South Pole by Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and MacKay (January 16, 1909), and the discovery of the Beardmore Glacier passage (named after Shackleton's patron). The group was the first to cross the Trans-Antarctic mountain range and to set foot on the South Polar Plateau. When the party, subsisting on half-rations, returned to base camp on February 28, 1909, Shackleton found a letter stating that Nimrod would sail on February 26. In response, the crew burnt the camp to attract the departing ship's attention. The ploy succeeded, and on March 1, 1909, Shackleton departed for home and returned to the United Kingdom a hero. He was knighted for reaching the furthest south of any human at that time. Regarding the failure to reach the South Pole, Shackleton remarked to his wife: "Better a live donkey than a dead lion.". It would be three more years before Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first to reach the South Pole, followed shortly by Robert Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. Bookseller Inventory # 43866

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Shackleton, Ernest H.

Published by London (1909)

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Item Description: London, 1909. Cloth Bound. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition of one of the most celebrated expeditions to the Antarctic, in its original binding. 1909. London. William Heinemann. Two volumes in thick 4to (242 mm x 180). Frontispiece + xlviii + 372; frontispiece + xv + flyleaf of errata + 419; plus a total of 12 color plates, 194 plates, three folding maps and one folding panorama ¿with two views-, plus the two aforementioned frontispieces. Original blue cloth, front covers the metallic silver portrait of the Farthest South holding the Union Jack, spines flat and lettered, small losses and slightly worn, restored. Fine copy as often, very fresh and clean. First edition ¿the trade issue- of the Nimrod expedition; this is one of the most significant and celebrated expeditions made by the British to the Antarctic. The work was elegantly printed and profusely illustrated with the photographs taken during the mission. Shackleton was short of bankrupt after the expedition; even the great and almost immediate success that followed the publication of the book did little for his problems. Spence, 1097. Bookseller Inventory # 000110

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Item Description: London., William Heinemann., 1909. 4to. First edition in 2 volumes printed in the UK. Volume I pp. I-v, vii-vlvii, 372, photogravure portrait frontispiece, title printed in brown and black, 6 color plates with titles tissue guards, 3 double-page photo plates, 128 photographic ill. on 102 plates, 11 text ill. Volume II pp. [i-iv], v-xvi, 419, [1], photo frontispiece, 3 folding maps and 1 folding panorama in end pocket, 6 color plates with titled tissue guards, 1 double page photographic panoramic plate, 143 photos on 94 plates, 38 text illustrations, 5pp index. T.E.G. Lacking the d.j. Gold printing on spine, metallic silver portrait of the Farthest South with the Union Jack on the cover. With the original covers but the spine has been rebound. Known today as the Nimrod expedition, Scott made the first ascent of Mt. Erebus and the first mapping of a viable route to the South Pole. Spence 1097, Renard 1446, Taurus 58, Rosove 305.B1. Bookseller Inventory # 15

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Shackleton, Ernest H.

Published by J. P. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia (1909)

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Item Description: J. P. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1909. First editions. Large octavos, 2 volumes, original blue cloth. Contains three partly colored folding maps & 2 panoramas on 1 folding sheet in rear pocket, 2 photogravure frontispieces and 12 color plates. In very good condition with some shelf wear to the extremities. Ernest Shackleton here tells the quite remarkable story of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909. Shackleton and his men made it to within 97 miles of the South Pole, experiencing along the way every hardship possible, then returning to their wooden ship before the ice crushed it. "A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written" (New York Times Book Review). Bookseller Inventory # 4374

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SHACKLETON, Ernest H.

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Item Description: William Heinemann, London, 1909. Two volumes, large octavo, frontispiece portrait, extensively illustrated; some wear to fore-edge of both volumes, in one place expertly repaired; overall a good set. First edition of the famous Antarctic account, a cornerstone of any Antarctic collection.A veteran of Scott's expedition of 1901-04, Shackleton determined to mount the first attempt on the South Pole. His expedition of 1907-09 came within ninety-seven miles of reaching its goal before turning back so as not to endanger the lives of the party. Their retreat homeward was a desperate march to reach food before they starved; miraculously all men survived.Despite not achieving their primary objective, they were the first to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and a detailed account of this achievement by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David is present here. Bookseller Inventory # 3004137

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SHACKLETON Ernest H.

Published by London: William Heinneman (1909)

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Item Description: London: William Heinneman, 1909. FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, large 8vo, pp xlviii, 372; xvi, 420; numerous plates, 3 folding maps and 2 panoramas on 1 sheet in slipcase, original blue decorative cloth, split at head of vol I, very clean. Bookseller Inventory # 10084

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Shackleton, Ernest H./Mill, Hugh Robert (intro)/David, T.W. Edgeworth (account of first journey to south magnetic pole)

Published by J.B. Lippincott 1st printing, Philadelphia (1909)

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Item Description: J.B. Lippincott 1st printing, Philadelphia, 1909. liv, 366 p., xvi, 451 p., frontis, photos, illus, 12 color plates, appendices, index, large 8vo silver decorated blue cloth, LACKS MAPS AND PANORAMAS; Good/no dust jacket, name/date, gift inscription on front endpaper, hinges professionally repaired. Bookseller Inventory # 38457

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SHACKLETON Ernest H.

Published by London: William Heinneman (1909)

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Item Description: London: William Heinneman, 1909. FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, large 8vo, pp xlviii, 372; xvi, 420; numerous plates, 3 folding maps and 2 panoramas on 1 sheet in slipcase, original blue decorative cloth, spines faded, spotted and worn, spine split but covers still attached, Vol II, needs re-binding because the contents are very good with all maps and panoramas Vol II. Bookseller Inventory # 10039

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Shackleton, Ernest H.

Published by Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, (1909)

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Item Description: Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1909. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo. pp. [iv], 921-1010, [18, ads.]; photo. illusts., one sketch map to Shackleton's article; staples slightly rusty, else very good in the original printed wrappers, browned and soiled, small chip with loss to lower outer corner of upper cover. Bookseller Inventory # 10479

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