Shackleton’s Boat Journey by F. A. Worsley lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
The Folio Society, 1974, Hardback in Slip Case.
Cover illustration: Cape Disappointment seen from Paradise Beach, taken by Duncan Carse. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: On 9 January 1909, when Shackleton turned back from the point of no return on the last leg to the South Pole, he set in train a logic of events that was to culminate seven years later in perhaps his greater achievement: the Boat Journey. Had he been a man of lesser judgement, he would have pressed on and died. Had he been lacking in confidence and ambition, he might well have rested on his laurels. But Shackleton was neither foolhardy nor minded to play second fiddle; and in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, when patriotic explorers of courage and conviction were two a penny, it was he who had the vision.
Introduction by: Duncan Carse
Very Good in Very Good Slip Case.
Pictorial boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 147 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Exploration Antartic category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!