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THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC: BEING THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907-1909 2 VOLUMES Ernest Shackleton 1909 1st UK ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Shackleton, Ernest
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London, Heinemann, 1909, 1st UK edition. Two volumes: 372 and  419 pages, 271 photographic illustrations on 195 plates; both volumes TEG, diagrams, maps, plans and graphs in the text, including nine full-page, plus three folding maps and a folding plate of panoramas in pocket of volume two. Navy cloth large format hardcovers with silver illustrations and text on cover and spine. Except for some fading and wear to upper and lower spines, these two volumes are in very nice condition. There is no writing inside, no marks or notations that we've found. Near Fine condition. Volume 2 pictured below and volume 1 is main listing picture.


A set of one of the greatest of all Antarctic Exploration books. 

As both volumes are very heavy, we will request extra postage for Media Rate, Priority Mail or International Mail. The books should fit into the USPS Medium Priority Flat Rate box for $15 in the US, and under $80 internationally (Airmail.)

Shackleton's famous account of the Nimrod expedition, which he led to the Antarctic in 1907-09. The expedition got within a few hundred miles of the South Pole, whereupon Shackleton gave the quest up famously exclaiming, "Better a live donkey than a dead lion." This well run expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero."  A measure of the regard in which Shackleton was held can be gathered from the quote attributed to Raymond Priestley, who accompanied Shackleton on this and future expeditions, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton."


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