Rare autograph transmittal letter signed and in the hand of British polar explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

  • Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton Autograph Letter Signed.

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton Autograph Letter Signed.

$5,800.00

Item Number: 95225

Rare autograph transmittal letter signed and in the hand of British polar explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton. The letter reads, “Dear Sir Edward Goschen, I am just in Berlin for the day passing through to Breslau and I take this opportunity of sending you this copy of my book…I hope you will find time to read it. Believe me yours sincerely, E. H. Shackleton.” The recipient Sir Edward Goschen, 1st Baronet was a British diplomat, who served as an ambassador to Belgrade, Copenhagen, Vienna and Berlin. In near fine condition with light toning. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Shackleton. The entire piece measures 19.75 inches by 14.5 inches.

In his major work, The Heart of The Antarctic, British polar explorer Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton tells the remarkable story of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909. During the expedition, Shackleton and his men came within 97 miles of the South Pole, experiencing along the way every hardship possible, then returning to their wooden ship before the ice crushed it. "A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written" (New York Times Book Review).

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