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Title: Shackleton’s Argonauts : A Saga of the Antarctic Ice-Packs
Description: Australia, Angus & Robertson. 1948, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. In 1914, Shackleton signed Hurley as photographer for his British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Their ship - the "Endurance" - became trapped in pack ice, After they abandoned the debilitated Endurance, Shackleton ordered the crew members to pare their personal possessions down to two pounds each. Hurley had to leave his precious cameras behind, but Shackleton allowed him to keep a selection of photographs and motion-picture footage. They ended up drifting on pack ice before being marooned on an island and forced to shelter beneath two abandoned whaling boats. CONDITION Blue illus bds have tanned spine and odd mark, cnrs a little curved otherwise unworn, map eps have book shop stamp at front, pp xiv 140 with 49 half tone photo plate illus, half title page has been removed. Overall a nice copy of this scarce first edition. Good/No Jacket.


Price: US$ 26.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 14790

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