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THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC
William Heinemann, 1909. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition, Trade issue, 2 Volumes; Vol I, xlviii, 372pp, 112 plate leaves, plus 111 diagrams in text; Vol II, xvi, 419pp, 102 plate leaves, plus 38 diagrams in text; 1 folding page depicting 2 panoramas, 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Original blue cloth lettered in silver, silver pictorial vignettes to upper covers and spines. Shackleton first gained fame as a member of Scott?'s 1901-2 expedition, and in August 1907 he left London as commander of his own expedition, popularly known as the "Nimrod" Expedition and renowned "for having reached within 97 miles of the South Pole (almost four years before Amundsen and Scott achieved the Pole itself) This expedition established Shackleton as a bona-fide English hero," having discovered the Polar Plateau and accomplishing the first attainment of the Magnetic South Pole, as well as the first ascent of Mount Erebus—fully outdistancing his predecessors to a degree unequalled in the history of polar exploration. ( Books on Ice 7.4) On Shackleton?'s return to England, he was knighted by Edward VII, who considered the expedition "the greatest geographical event of his reign" (Huntford, 298). Shackleton would later recall the expedition as "high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and the generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men" ( South ). Rosove.1st (William Heinemann) edition, 2-volume trade issue. 305.B1. London: William Heinemann, [4 November] 1909. Printed by Ballantyne & Co., London. 2 vols. 25.3 cm, dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards with silver lettering on spines and embossed, silver portrait of the Farthest South, top edges gilt, others uncut. Collation similar to Deluxe edition for vols. I and II, with an errata slip for vol. II facing page1. The trade edition differs in the lack of The Antarctic Book, the binding, omission of ribbon bookmarks, shorter paper, use of a somewhat lesser but still excellent paper grade, the name of the publisher in black rather than brown ink, a different imprint, a different verso of the title leaves (?"All rights reserved?" in the deluxe edition; ?"Copyright 1909, London, William Heinemann, and Washington, U.S.A., by J. B. Lippincott Company.?" in the trade edition), the frontispieces and color plates having been printed on white glossy paper rather than mounted on thick, brown paper, and the presence of an errata slip in vol. II that contains 6 corrections (of which the last 3 have been made already in both this and the deluxe edition). Both editions were produced from the same typeset. Ink gift inscription "Alice Hurt from B.H.G.A. Xmas 1909" on fep volume I, Alice Hurt in same hand on volume II. Spine faded, Covers stained, tears and splitting on both volumes, bumped.Contents clean. Very Good. PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote. This is the first Trade edition of the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; 1900-1920; Inventory No: 1065. . This book is extra heavy or expensive, and as such may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
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