The Endurance (Ernest Shackleton's 1912 trip to the Antarctic)
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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).
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:
(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.
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.
Here's an article about the libraries of famous men featuring Shackleton. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/the-libraries-of-famous-men-ernest-shack...
3-years later update: I never heard back from the Royal Geographical Society. They now have search on the website of their collections, but even with titles and such, I couldn't get anything to hit. Strange. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong:
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