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Shackleton's Last Voyage. The Story of the Quest. From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin
London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1923 - Large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in black and with large pictorial block, pictorial endpapers. Armorial bookplate of A. H. Richardson, who has inscribed his name in ink at the foot of the front cover and on the top edges; bookplate of J. B. Prentice on verso of front free endpaper. Binding a little used, small stain at head of spine, scattered foxing. Coloured frontispiece, 100 black and white plates from photographs, sketch maps in the text. First edition. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911–14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17. Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23 but the explorer's death sapped Wild's desire to continue" (Howgego). A "handsome publication" reproducing "the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken" (Taurus). Wild emigrated to South Africa, and drifted into bankruptcy and alcoholism. He died destitute in Johannesburg in 1939. Howgego III, S25; Taurus 112. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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