"IT IS ONLY A QUESTION OF ACCLIMATISATION FOR FROST-BITE, HUNGER, WEARINESS AND OTHER DISCOMFORTS…": FIRST EDITION OF EDWARD SHACKLETON’S ARCTIC JOURNEYS
SHACKLETON, Edward. Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937. Large octavo, original blue cloth.
First edition of Shackleton’s account of his Ellesmere Land expedition, in scarce original dust jacket.
Shackleton, explorer son of the famed Sir Ernest Shackleton, here describes his 1934-1935 journey with a team of young men (average age 23) deep inside the Arctic Circle. Profusely illustrated with 45 photographic prints, in-text illustrations, and five maps, including one folding map at rear. Bookplate.
Book near-fine, with slight foxing to edges of text block, a couple faint spots to cloth, and very mild toning to spine. Price-clipped dust jacket extremely good, with light wear and edges reinforced on verso.