The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1909.

An account of Shackleton's famous first expedition

(Item #5798) The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909. E. H. Shackleton, Hugh Robert Mill, intro.

The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1909. First American edition. Quarto, two volumes. First American Edition. Originally published as a limited edition in London the same year. Publisher's blue cloth, titles, designs and rule in silver on the spine and front boards, top edges gilt. A Nearly Fine set, much nicer than usually found. Booksellers' tickets for W. A. Butterfield on the front end papers. A few spots of foxing, but overall clean and bright. Three folding maps and one folding panorama at the rear of volume two, all Fine.

Shackleton gained fame as a member of Capt. Robert F. Scott's first expedition (1901-1902), and in 1907 came within 100 miles of the South Pole; a record at the time. This expedition of Shackleton's was the first to reach the Magnetic South Pole, the first to ascend the volcano Mt. Erebus, and substantially added to the knowledge of the geology and biology of the region.

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The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909
The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909

“Indeed the stark polar lands grip the hearts of the men who have lived on them…”