London: William Heinemann, 1919. First edition, first impression. Hardcover. Shackleton's classic voyage to the Antarctic, where ice crushed the ship "Endurance", and a small party of the crew traveled 800 miles in an open boat to South Georgia to secure rescue. Miraculously, every man survived. The account of Shackleton's amazing story of survival during the "Endurance" expedition. Being published on wartime paper, there is the usual uniform browning of the page edges found in the first impression but a much better than average copy. The silver gilt is very bright making this a desirable copy.
Small 4to, (xxi) 376 pp, color frontispiece & 87 b&w printed photographic plates, folding map at the rear. Original blue cloth with silver gilt title and silhouette of "Endurance" trapped in the ice. Cloth very lightly rubbed at spine ends and edges, cover corners rubbed and two small light marks on front and slight toning of blue on lower foredge corner, overall a bright copy. See Spence 1107, Conrad p224, Taurus 105, Rosove 308.A1. Very good condition. Item #22381