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130953
WILD, Frank.

Shackleton's Last Voyage....

The Story of the Quest. From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1923

Stock Code: 130953

£1,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first impression. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911-14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23 but the explorer's death sapped Wild's desire to continue" (Howgego). A "handsome publication" reproducing "the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken" (Taurus). Wild emigrated to South Africa, and drifted into bankruptcy and alcoholism. He died destitute in Johannesburg in 1939.

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Description

Large octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board with titles in black and pictorial block of the Quest to the front board in black, white and gilt, all within concentric frames in black and white, pictorial endpapers.

Illustrations

Coloured frontispiece, 50 halftone plates from photographs, sketch maps to the text.

Condition

Spine minimally rolled and faintly toned, rubbing to extremities, touch of wear to tips, slight discolouration and a couple of marks to cloth, top edge dust toned, foxing to edges, endmatter, and occasionally to contents; a very good copy.

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