Shackleton, Ernest. THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC. Being The Story Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907 1909. London, 1909, William Heinemann, First U.K. Edition. Two volumes thick quarto. Volume I, 373 pp, complete, with sepia coloured frontispiece and 6 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, 125 B&W photos and 11 diagrams. Volume II, 419 pp, complete with sepia coloured frontispiece and 6 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, 132 B&W photos, 38 other ills, with folding panorama and three folding maps in endpocket. All time classic story of heroic effort during golden age of primary Antarctic exploration. Their achievements included: first ascent of Mt. Erebus, first to reach the South Magnetic Pole, farthest south sledging journey, and produced the first book printed on the continent (Aurora Australis). Professionally rebound, re-cased using original silver embossed blue boards, gold stamped spines, top edge gilt, tight and clean internally. VG.