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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
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1909. First American edition. Abundantly illustrated with photographic illustrations, maps & plans. 2 vols. 4to. Original blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and upper boards, extremities slightly rubbed, some dampstaining, joints cracked in vol.1. A good copy. Published in the same year as the English edition, The Heart of the Antarctic chronicles Shackleton's first expedition as leader. "Known today as the Nimrod expedition, this proved to be the making of Shackleton, encompassing the first ascent of Mt. Erebus, the first (failed) experiment with an automated vehicle in the Antarctic and, most importantly, the mapping of a viable route to the Pole" (Taurus). Shackleton's party were the first to attain the Magnetic South Pole and came within 90 miles of the pole itself. The expedition is additionally noteworthy for the production and publication of the Aurora Australis, the first book to be printed in Antarctica. cf. Taurus 57; Spence 1098; Conrad p148
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