The Antarctic Book: Winter Quarters, 1907-1909 [Supplement to The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition]
First Edition. Signed by person(s) connected with book
28cm x 23cm. , 53,  pages, 4 tipped in colour plates, 6 etchings. Quarter vellum, papered boards.
The supplementary volume of one of the most sought after of Antarctic works, the deluxe first edition limited to 300 copies in vellum of The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909, also known as the Nimrod Expedition made by Ernest Henry Shackleton and his party to the Ross Sea region of Antarctica and making extensive journeys into the interior. This supplement, in the corrected second state, contains 2 sheets with the 16 signatures of the shore party: the first with those of the English party members, Ernest H. Shackleton, Raymond Priestly, Frank Wild, Ernest Joyce, Bernard C. Day, Philip L. Brocklehurst, Jameson Boyd Adams, Eric Marshall, Aeneas L. A. Mackintosh, Bertram Armytage, William C. Roberts, James Murray, George E. Martson, and A. Forbes Mackay; the second with the Australian members, T. W. Edgeworth David and Douglas Mawson. The supplement also contains Erebus: A Poem by Shackleton, Bathybia, or What Might Have Been at the South Pole by D. Mawson, 4 tipped in colour portrait plates of Shackleton, Jameson Boyd Adams, Dr. Eric Marshall, and Frank Wild, 6 etchings by George Marston, being of the Nimrod, Mount Erebus, a portrait of Ernest Joyce, and two fanciful mushroom landscapes, as well as a red linocut of the Penguin Press device designed by Marston for their production of the first book printed in Antarctica, Aurora Australis.
Tanning to vellum and boards with moderate shelf and handling wear and minor insect damage to vellum. Free endpapers tanned. Foxing, minor soiling and offsetting.. Good Condition.