Shackleton's Argonauts - Frank HurleyAngus & Robertson, 1956, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, numerals to the spine, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page with the top ¼ of the first blank roughly clipped. Both flaps of the dust wrapper are now missing. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Later Printing. [First Edition: 1948]. Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the author’s foreword: “While exploring in South Polar seas, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition ship, Endurance, was crushed by icepacks and sank in unknown waters hundreds of miles from the nearest Antarctic shores. Her complement of twenty-eight men tried to reach land, but their desperate attempts were frustrated by the impenetrable nature of the drifting sea-ice. In this story is set down the record of their amazing adventures and exploits as they drifted helplessly on a decaying iceberg across an unplumbed sea. The narrative reaches an epic level which has rarely been paralleled in the history of human endurance. That the castaways escaped from this white hell after two years of ceaseless struggle is little short of a miracle.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 140
£Now with a new owner.