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The Heart of the Antarctic

Shackleton, Ernest H.
(Newport, NH, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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Book 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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Book Description: J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1909. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First American Edition. Thick 8vo. First American Edition: November 1909 stated on copyright pages, and 1909 printed on title pages. Shackleton's Preface is dated October 1909. NEAR FINE 2-Volume set. The set is clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound; complete with illustrations and plates, Three folded maps plus folded double panorama are inserted into a pocket affixed to rear board of Volume 2. The foldouts are fine - no soiling, no tears or chips. Pages fresh and crisp - several leaves still uncut. Top edge gilt, gilt very bright; thumb and bottom edges rough cut (untrimmed). Bound in a handsome dark blue cloth with silver decorative stamping and titling on front boards and spines. Covers are unusually clean and bright, slightly shelf rubbed with slight fray to cloth at extremities. Silver stamping on Volume 2 is lightly rubbed but still bright and clear. Rear hinge of Volume 2 has neatly executed glue repair to endpaper tears along the gutter. The hinge remains stable, and bindings are firm, no splits or cracks, no loose or pulled pages. Each volume has a tissue-protected photogravure frontispiece (Vol. 1 with portrait of Shackleton). In all, the set contains 12 color plates (George Marston was the artist of the expedition), several diagrams and dozens of black & white photos - including 1 foldout. The Introduction, "South Polar Exploration in the Last Hundred Years," is by Hugh Robert Mill. Volume 2 contains Professor T. W. Edgeworth David's Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole. Laid into VOl. 1 is the visiting card of Mr. Percy Holbrook, on which he penciled "Merry Christmas from" and crossed out "Mr." and "Holbrook" leaving only Percy. Also laid in is a hand-illustrated card with a color drawing of a daisy and the name of a Miss Wolhaupter, dated June 16, 1909. As Holbrook was Director and Vice President of The Rail Joint Company New York and Benjamin Wolhaupter was an officer of the same company - a budding romance between Percy and Miss Wolhaupter is perhaps implied? 7 x 10". Volume 1: liv + 366 pages. Volume 2: xvi + 451 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 004681

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The Heart of the Antarctic , Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

SHACKLETON, Ernest H.
(Potts Point, NSW, Australia)
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Book Description: William Heinemann, London, 1909. Two volumes, large octavo, frontispiece portrait, extensively illustrated; some spotting affecting first few leaves, silver vignettes on upper boards slightly rubbed, spines sunned, but an excellent copy in the original navy-blue pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. 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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Book Description: J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1909. Hard Cover. First American Edition. Very good overall; spine ends frayed; minor rubbing/bumping to extremities; page edges, as seen with book closed, are age-toned; minor tarnish/scuffing to covers and spine. Interior contents pristine. Lacking dust jackets. Three folding maps in Fine condition; folding sheet with 2 panoramas has a bit of wear at ends and an area of foxing from yellowed transparent tape used to repair the map pocket. (This tape has been removed and the residual adhesive encapsulated in archival transparent tape.) First American Edition; blue cloth with silver titles and illustrations on front and spine; top edge gilt. Small 4to; liv + 366 pp, xvi + 451 pp; index; 10 appendices. Profusely illustrated. The original hinges are too flimsy for the heft of these books; this set has new hinges and endpapers on both volumes; head and foot of spine reinforced with Tyvek inserts, so that although the cloth is worn and frayed, it is much stronger than it looks. A sturdy and serviceable copy of this polar classic, which describes the Nimrod Expedition of 1907-1909, led by Shackleton, that came within 100 miles of the South Pole, a record for its time, and returned with a bounty of surveys and other scientific observations. Bookseller Inventory # 006620

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The Heart of the Antarctic, 2 Volumes: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

Shackleton, Ernest H./Mill, Hugh Robert (intro)/David, T.W. Edgeworth (account of first journey to south magnetic pole)
(Bainbridge Island, WA, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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Book 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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