South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

SHACKLETON, Ernest H. South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917.

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SHACKLETON, Ernest H. South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. London, William Heinemann, 1920.

8vo. Original blue cloth, image of the Endurance blocked in silver to upper cover, lettered in silver to spine; pp. xxi, 376; numerous illustrations from photographs, one folding map; extremities mildly rubbed, occasional foxing and light dusting, one panorama with light marginal traces of humidity, else a good copy, author's name on front cover misprinted in the bindery.
Third impression of the first edition, published two months after, and in the same format as the first printing. Currently Shackleton's South is the most sought-after of polar books. It tells the story of the loss of the expedition's ship, the Endurance, and of the subsequent mythic boat journey in the James Caird from Elephant Island to South Georgia. - The printers had used inferior paper stock for the first impression, which results in mostly browned and brittle copies.

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