The Heart of the Antarctic


Ernest Shackleton

Probably acquired by King Edward VII


On Shackleton’s return from the Antarctic, he was obliged, owing to public demand and the expedition’s debts, to write a book about the Nimrod expedition. It was produced in collaboration with Edward Saunders, a New Zealand journalist. The book’s release coincided with Shackleton’s British lecture tour, and was well received. Volume I illustrates the printing press and case of type used in the print of Aurora Australis. The illustration on the binding shows Adams, Wild and Shackleton flying Queen Alexandra's Union Jack at Furthest South.

RCIN 1132903