London: William Heinemann, 1909. Two volumes, 8vo. Three maps, pamorama in rear pocket, 12 colored and 257 black-and-white plates, numerous illustrations and diagrams. Original blue pictorial cloth, front covers with large silver blocks, spines gilt-lettered, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Provenance: 1910 gift inscription on front free endpapers. A tightly-hinged copy in original condition, the spines somewhat bubbled and toned, some soiling and fading to cover of volume two, wear at ends of spine, intermittent pale spotting, panorama with some creasing, overall a very good set. Item #404321
FIRST EDITION, trade issue, of Shackleton's account of one of the most celebrated Antarctic expeditions.