SHACKLETON, Ernest H. (1874-1922) and McLEAN, William Walker Laroche.

O.H.M.S. An Illustrated Record of the Voyage of S.S. Tintagel Castle conveying Twelve Hundred Soldiers from Southampton to Cape Town, March 1900.

Published: London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co., 1900.

Date: 1900

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Foolscap quarto, pp.59; [1], imprint. With photographic illustrations throughout. Bound in original pale blue pictorial paper-covered boards, skilfully respined to style. Some edgewear, boards lightly rubbed, slight bubbling to pastedowns. Very good. With presentation note to endpaper; Mr John Rolfe / with/ E.H.Shackleton's Compliments. The first and only edition of Shackleton's first publication, written in collaboration with the ship's surgeon. An exceptionally scarce book, this inscribed example undoutedly being a highpoint of any travel library.

£8750

Offered by Adrian Harrington Rare Books