Shackleton’s Last Voyage. The Story Of The Quest (1923)
Book ID: 64907
Shackleton’s Last Voyage. The Story Of The Quest. From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin. London: Cassell & Co, 1923. First Edition. Pp xvi, 372. Rebound in blue cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine. A nice bright copy.
With a colour frontispiece, numerous maps and over 100 illustrations from photograph.
This expedition is often described as the final episode in the heroic age of Antarctic Exploration. Wild took over command of the expedition upon Shackleton’s death and completed the journey to Elephant Island and along the Antarctic coast, combating unfavourable weather en-route. The expedition returned to Plymouth harbour on 16 September, one year after its initial departure. Previously Wild was with Scott on the Discovery, with Mawson in 1911 to 1914, and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907 to 1909 and second-in-command on the Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1917.
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