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The Endurance (Ernest Shackleton's 1912 trip to the Antarctic)

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1lorannen
Feb 24, 2016, 12:26pm Top

London's Royal Geographical Society has a list of all of the books Shackleton took with him on the landmark (and disastrous) voyage to the Antarctic here: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35633374

Possible short Legacy Library project? It's a small collection—not a whole lot of room for books on a ship, apparently. We've done ships before (like the HMS Beagle).

2ironjaw
Edited: Feb 24, 2016, 12:40pm Top

I can tell you from the picture that is the famous 11th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910-1911. Well it looks like it on the lower right. I have the same suede softcover edition with thin paper. I can only count 27 volumes, the original i 29 volumes:

https://www.librarything.com/work/2762795/details/88383152

3benjclark
Feb 24, 2016, 12:52pm Top

Ooohhhh!! Yes!

4timspalding
Feb 24, 2016, 4:43pm Top

Let's do it!

5JBD1
Feb 24, 2016, 5:09pm Top

(hem hem generic editions please hem hem) :-)

I don't think this needs to be a full-on flash-mob; there just aren't enough books. If folks want to do it, just claim a range in this thread and go for it, I think.

6timtom
Mar 23, 2016, 4:56pm Top

Is anyone working on this right now?

7benjclark
Edited: Mar 24, 2016, 11:14am Top

London's Royal Geographical Society's website's search function doesn't work. I'm not even sure if a non-member would have access to the digitized version of the list.

I wrote to the Antarctic Preservation Trust, who oversees historic collections in Antarctica, and they apparently do *not* have an edition level inventory of the books, so it looks like the list of titles and authors is as granular as we get for the time being, unless someone here belongs to the Royal Geographical Society and can go into the members log-in and have a look around.

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