The Heart of the Antarctic
Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, an account of the first journey to the South magnetic pole by Prof. T.W.Edgeworth David
By Sir Ernest H. Shackleton
London: William Heinemann, 1909. First UK Trade Edition. 2 volumes, large thick 8vo. Original blue cloth blocked in silver on cover and gilt lettering on spine; uncut edges with top page edges gilt. Volume I: [xxii], 510pp.; Volume II: [x], 509pp, with 3 maps and 1 panorama in rear pocket, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, numerous illustrations and diagrams. Prior ownerâ€™s discrete label inside each front cover otherwise no prior ownership markings, very light foxing, complete. Exterior with slight even fading to blue cloth covers and spine. A very clean set in Very Good+ Condition. â€”Rosove 305.B1.
First Edition of 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”.
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