South with Shackleton
By Hussey, Dr.Leonard
London: Sampson Low, 1949. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. [ix], (1), 182pp., 17 sketches in text by VJ Bertoglio, cartographic endleaves. A Near Fine copy of a Scarce book. No prior ownership markings, foxing, folds or tears â€“ very clean inside and out with very good unclipped dust jacket â€” Rare with dust jacket and in Near Fine Condition.
Spence 617, Renard 773, Rosove 179.A1.
Hussey was meteorologist to Shackletonâ€™s 1914-16 Antarctic Expedition (Endurance) and one of the 22 who remained on Elephant Island, while Shackleton and his 5 companions sailed in the tiny boat “James Caird” for South Georgia. In his equipment he included his banjo, and Shackleton himself records that during times of stress and privation Hussey’s music provided essential relief to starving men with frayed nerves. In 1921 Dr.Hussey again accompanied Shackleton on his last expedition and was with him when he died on board the ‘Quest’ off Grytviken.