Antarctic Days. Sketches of the homely side of Polar life by two of Shackleton's men. Introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
SHACKLETON Sir Ernest.; MURRAY James.; MARSTON George (1913.)
£4500.00 [First Edition]
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4 tipped-in coloured plates, with tissue guards, 32 photographic plates, illustrations in the text. First edition, the Edition de Luxe, limited to 250 copies, this copy number 85. 4to., cloth, pictorial panel to upper cover, bevelled edges, t.e.g., others untrimmed. London, Andrew Melrose.
Signed on the half title page 'E.H.Shackleton, 'James Murray.', 'George Marston.'.
In the introduction Shackleton writes 'For the first time an unofficial, and therefore more human document, is presented to the public .. I would advise anyone who wants to get to the kernel of the life of a Polar explorer to read the book'.
George Marston went twice on expeditions with Shackleton as official artist, Murray, a biologist, was with Shackleton on the Nimrod expedition, where he was put in charge of the base camp.
Covers bowed, corners and spine rubbed and spotted, lettering on the spine faded.
Stock Code: 221441