Adventure & A Visit to Nansen
Essays by Ernest Shackleton & Fridtjof Nansen
Signed by J.H. Whitehouse
By Whitehouse, J. H.
London: Oxford University Press, 1928. 1st Edition. Adventure by Ernest Shackleton & A Visit to Nansen. 8vo, â€“ 22.7cm, , 23pp . In Near Fine publisherâ€™s green cloth backed boards with green cloth back strip, upper cover and spine with publisherâ€™s paper labels lettered in black, two portrait front pieces. Uncut page edges. Near Fine condition internally with tight un-cracked hinges and no prior ownership markings. Scarce. This unique copy is signed by Whitehouse on a private library label inside the front cover.
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The significance and importance of this publication to Antarctic exploration lies in the article by Ernest Shackleton entitled â€śAdventureâ€ť where he describes the spirit that moved him to explore. A well-written and interesting pair of essays by two of the most notable and accomplished polar explorers in the 19th and 20th centuries.