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1919. the Story of Shackleton's last Expedition 1914-1917. First edition, First impression. Large folding coloured map (with closed tear at hinge, not touching map itself) & numerous illustrations. Tall 8vo. Fine, bright original pictorial blue cloth, blocked in silver, a small crease to cloth on upper board, otherwise fine. Internally browned, as usual, with a little foxing to some plates. xxii, 376pp. London, William Heinemann, The most inspiring voyage of the Heroic period of Antarctic exploration, Shackleton's party had hoped to cross the continent via the South Pole. They ran into problems from the outset which culminated in their being trapped and then crushed in the ice. Not only did the party endure months in the ice, but also an open boat voyage to safety. Shackleton's incredible leadership ensured the crew survived. Due to paper shortages at the end of the First World War, the first impression was printed on inferior paper stock which invariably brown with age. A second impression on better paper was produced the following month. Rosove 308. A1 . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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