The Heart of the Antarctic
Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
By Sir Ernest Shackleton
London: William Heinemann 1910. ‘New and revised edition with illustrations in colour and black-and-white’ – Popular Edition. Hardback with 363pp., Index, large fold-out map, frontis of Shackleton, numerous sepia toned illustrations. Bright gilt cover decoration, spine with bright gilt. Internally clean and complete. A Near Fine copy. â€”Rosove 305.D1.
Shackletonâ€™s account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907â€“9 (Nimrod). “Their sledge journey to the South Magnetic Pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within less than100 miles of the south pole”.