The bindings are tight and in excellent condition, and apart from some minor toning and spotting to the original uncut pages, there is no damage or marks to speak of. The first volume is signed Yours truly E. Shackleton on tipped-in half title. These are an incredibly rare find, with only one or two signed copies currently available for sale, including this one. These volumes constitute one of the most important works in their area of expertise, with Shackletons description of the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 being one of the classic narratives of Polar exploration.There were three goals for this much-celebrated Antarctic expedition; First - to reach the Pole; Second - to plant a flag at the magnetic South pole; and third - to explore the Ross Barrier. These were ambitious goals and, although unable to achieve them all, the expedition was overall considered successful. The accounts of this exploration are fascinating and have contributed considerably to further expeditions and the knowledge we now have of the region. These volumes are exceptional examples of these important works and would be the ultimate crowning jewel of any rare book collection focussing on exploration or the Antarctic. Please dont hesitate to contaact us if you have any questions regarding these beautiful books. The item "The Heart of the Antarctic by Ernest Shackleton Signed First edition 1909" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "everlastingeditions" and is located in Woldingham.
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