JOYCE, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail. The Log of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. With an introduction by Hugh R. Mill. London, Duckworth, 1929.
8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. 220; numerous illustrations from photographs; near-fine.
First edition, 'uncommon' (Rosove). The full account of the Ross Sea party of Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-17 aboard the Endurance, consisting of a transcript from the log, kept at the time. The introduction by Shackleton's biographer Mill places the expedition in its wider context of Antarctic exploration. 'An excellent book that is scarce'(Conrad).
Spence 642; Renard 821; Conrad p. 220; Rosove 188.A1.b.