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The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Expedition 1907-1909. (2 Volume Set.)
J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1909 - First American Edition: November 1909 stated on copyright pages, and 1909 printed on title pages. Shackleton's Preface is dated October 1909. NEAR FINE 2-Volume set. The set is clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound; complete with illustrations and plates, Three folded maps plus folded double panorama are inserted into a pocket affixed to rear board of Volume 2. The foldouts are fine - no soiling, no tears or chips. Pages fresh and crisp - several leaves still uncut. Top edge gilt, gilt very bright; thumb and bottom edges rough cut (untrimmed). Bound in a handsome dark blue cloth with silver decorative stamping and titling on front boards and spines. Covers are unusually clean and bright, slightly shelf rubbed with slight fray to cloth at extremities. Silver stamping on Volume 2 is lightly rubbed but still bright and clear. Rear hinge of Volume 2 has neatly executed glue repair to endpaper tears along the gutter. The hinge remains stable, and bindings are firm, no splits or cracks, no loose or pulled pages. Each volume has a tissue-protected photogravure frontispiece (Vol. 1 with portrait of Shackleton). In all, the set contains 12 color plates (George Marston was the artist of the expedition), several diagrams and dozens of black & white photos - including 1 foldout. The Introduction, "South Polar Exploration in the Last Hundred Years," is by Hugh Robert Mill. Volume 2 contains Professor T. W. Edgeworth David's Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole. Laid into VOl. 1 is the visiting card of Mr. Percy Holbrook, on which he penciled "Merry Christmas from" and crossed out "Mr." and "Holbrook" leaving only Percy. Also laid in is a hand-illustrated card with a color drawing of a daisy and the name of a Miss Wolhaupter, dated June 16, 1909. As Holbrook was Director and Vice President of The Rail Joint Company New York and Benjamin Wolhaupter was an officer of the same company - a budding romance between Percy and Miss Wolhaupter is perhaps implied? 7 x 10". Volume 1: liv + 366 pages. Volume 2: xvi + 451 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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