Shackleton, Sir Ernest
South, The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917
New York: Macmillan, 1920.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. First printing of the U.S. edition. Green cloth lettered in gilt; no dust jacket. xxi, 380 pp, with 88 illustrations from photographs (including color frontispiece) and folding map showing the voyage of the Endurance. Bookplate of the Cranbrook Institute of Science (Gustavus Pope Sportsman's Library) on the front pastedown; blindstamp on title page; card pocket on rear pastedown. No external library markings. Minor wear to extremities, rear board a bit bowed, but still an attractive, sound copy overall.Shackleton's own account of the expedition for which he has become best known-a failure in scientific terms, but a triumph of human perseverance and ingenuity. The Endurance was crushed in the Antarctic ice, leaving 28 men stranded on an ice floe. Their epic struggle to stay alive and find rescue-with six men crossing 800 miles of frigid open sea in a 22-foot lifeboat-is one of the great survival narratives and a subject of lasting public fascination. Rosove 308.B1; Spence 1109.