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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.
London: William Heinemann 1909 - London: William Heinemann, 1909. First UK Trade Edition. 2 volumes, large thick 8vo. Original blue cloth blocked in silver on cover and gilt lettering on spine; uncut edges with top page edges gilt. Volume I: [xxii], 510pp.; Volume II: [x], 509pp, with 3 maps and 1 panorama in rear pocket, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, numerous illustrations and diagrams. Prior owner's discrete label inside each front cover otherwise no prior ownership markings, very light foxing, complete. Exterior with slight even fading to blue cloth covers and spine. A very clean set in Very Good+ Condition. Rosove 305.B1. First person narrative of Sir Ernest Shackleton's failed attempt at the reaching the South Pole which fell short by reaching Farthest South at 88ΒΌ23' (~ 97 nautical miles) but paved the way for Scott and Amundsen who reached the pole in 1911. First Edition of 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 less than100 miles of the south pole. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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