South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
By Ernest Shackleton
New York: MacMillan Company 1920. First US Edition. Tall 8v0, [xxi]. 380pp.: frontispiece of Endurance, 88 photographic b/w illustrations and drawings, Appendices, large colour fold-out map at the rear entitled: The Voyage of the Endurance, Index. Publisherâ€™s ribbed green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Black and white photographs by Frank Hurley. Very light wear to covers and spine extremities, internally with no prior ownership markings, no foxing or tears, strong un-cracked hinges. A Near Fine Copy. â€”Rosove 308.B2
The story of Shackleton’s famous Endurance Expedition. “I think that though failure in the actual accomplishment must be recorded, there are chapters in this book of high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men which, even in these days that have witnessed the sacrifices of nations and regardlessness of self on the part of individuals, still will be of interest to readers who now turn gladly from the red horror of war and the strain of the last five years to read, perhaps with more understanding minds, the tale of the White Warfare of the South. The struggles, the disappointments, and the endurance of this small party of Britishers, hidden away for nearly two years in the fastnesses of the Polar ice, striving to carry out the ordained task and ignorant of the crises through which the world was passing, make a story which is unique in the history of Antarctic exploration.” – Paraphrased from the Preface by Ernest Shackleton.