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JOYCE, Ernest E. Mills (1875–1940). The South Polar Trail. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. London: Duckworth, 1929.

8vo. 32 plates from photographs including frontispiece, map with errata slip tipped in. Original gilt–lettered blue cloth (spine very gently sunned, few minor professional touch ups at extreme ends). Provenance: G.E. Deed? (early ownership signature).

FIRST EDITION of this diary–based narrative of the depot laying journeys of the Ross Sea Party on Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic (Endurance) Expedition. Joyce was awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery during the expedition and, in total, visited the Antarctic for four expeditions. The South Polar Trail is “the principal firsthand account of the Ross Sea shore party of Shackleton’s 1914-17 expedition” (Rosove). Renard 821; Rosove 188.A1.a; Spence 642.

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