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South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917.
London: William Heinemann,, 1919. Royal8vo. In the original pictural blue cloth with silver lettering to spine and front board. Stamps to front end papers and title-page. Hindges loose a light soling to extremities. Upper and lower part of spine with a few nicks. The page edges browned, as usual with this book. This first impression was printed on poor quality paper and is prone to browning. XXI, (1), 375, (1) pp. + Colour photographic frontispiece + 87 monochrome photographic plates + large folding map, ¶ First edition, first impression with 3-line errata slip inserted into gutter at page 1, of the story of Shackleton's failed attempt, after learning of Amundsen's attainment of the South Pole, to be the first to cross the last continent from sea to sea. "The story of our attempt is the subject for the following pages, and I think that though failure in the actual accomplishment must be recorded, there are chapters in this book of high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men which, even in these days that have witnessed the sacrifices of nations and regardlessness of self on the part of individuals, still will be of interest to readers who now turn gladly from the red horror of war and the strain of the last five years to read, perhaps with more understanding minds, the tale of the White Warfare of the South. The struggles, the disappointments, and the endurance of this small party of Britishers, hidden away for nearly two years in the fastnesses of the Polar ice, striving to carry out the ordained task and ignorant of the crises through which the world was passing, make a story which is unique in the history of Antarctic exploration." - Shackleton from the PrefaceRosove 308
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