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Shackleton, Sir Ernest, C V O
SOUTH: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
London: William Heinemann, 1919. William Heinemann, London, 1919. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition; xxi, 376 pages, errata slip tipped in before page 1, colour photographic frontispiece of the "Endurance", 87 b/w photographs, 1 folding map. Dark blue cloth with silver titles and image of the Endurance. Blind stamped colophon on rear cover. Printed on wartime paper, so browning of pages as usual. Silvering on covers slightly faded, corners bumped, spine softening. Splitting on front hinge, contemporary gift inscription on title page dated 1919, otherwise contents clean. Probably the most evocative narrative of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration, telling of the survival of Shackleton and his crew under the most extreme circumstances. Shackleton embarked in 1914 on the Endurance to make the first traverse of the Antarctic continent; a journey of some 1800 miles from sea to sea. But 1915 turned into an unusually icy year in Antarctica; after drifting trapped in the ice for nine months, the Endurance was crushed in the ice on October 27. Shackleton now showed his supreme qualities of leadership. With five companions he made a voyage of 800 miles in a 22-foot boat through some of the stormiest seas in the world, crossed the unknown lofty interior of South Georgia, and reached a Norwegian whaling station on the north coast. After three attempts. Shackleton succeeded (30 August 1916) in rescuing the rest of the Endurance party. Amazingly, all members of the Endurance party survived the ordeal. Probably the most evocative narrative of the Heroic Age … [Click Below for Full Description]
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