Pictures from Lieutenant Shackletonâ€™s British Antarctic Expedition
By D.M. Wilson
Special Centenary Edition signed with slipcase
Limited to only 150 copies
Cheltenham: Reardon Press, 2009. First Edition. Limited edition of 150 numbered copies, 4to â€“ 30.8cm. , pp.168, color frontispiece, 39 color and 400 black-and-white photos, 37 color and 38 black-and-white illustrations, 3 plans, 7 color and 5 black-and-white maps, illustrated endpapers, page-ribbon, publisherâ€™s dark-blue cloth slipcase, full dark-blue leather covered boards with silver foil titles on cover and spine. Slipcase and book in Fine condition. Signed and Limited to 150 copies, this being copy #76 of 150. A lovely publication.
To Celebrate the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration comes â€śNimrod Illustratedâ€ť. The book is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expeditionâ€™s scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition participants at the time. Many of the images have been rarely seen, if ever before published, while others are better known. Together with quotations from diaries of the expedition participants, they tell the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 which saw the first use of ponies and motor cars in the Antarctic; achieved the first ascent of Mount Erebus; achieved the first attainment of the South Magnetic Pole; and took Shakleton within less than 100 miles of the South Geographic Pole to attain a dramatic new â€śFarthest Southâ€ť record. This was the expedition that made Shackletonâ€™s name as an explorer and for which he was awarded knighthood. Edited by Dr. D.M. Wilson, â€śNimrod Illustratedâ€ť is a treat for anyone interested in Shackleton, the Antarctic, polar exploration or the atmosphere of the Edwardian age. This publication is part of the highly regarded series commenced with â€śDiscovery Illustrated: Pictures from Captain Scottâ€™s First Antarctic Expeditionâ€ť (2001).