London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1940 (first thus).
Small octavo, 192 pages with a full-page map.
Blind-ruled grey cloth lettered in black on the spine; endpapers offset; an excellent copy with the lightly used dustwrapper.
Frank Worsley was captain of the 'Endeavour' on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. After the ship was crushed by ice and sank, 'the men made their way in three small boats ... to Elephant Island. It was from this island that Shackleton, Worsley and four others embarked on the journey that belongs for all time to the history of these seas, bringing the open boat, "James Caird", through squall and hurricane to South Georgia. There they tramped across the ice and snow and rocky heights of the almost unknown interior to a whaling station, from which they set out to rescue the men they left behind' (dustwrapper blurb). Rosove 361.B2: the '2nd (Hodder and Stoughton) issue' of the abridged edition of 'Endurance. An Epic of Polar Adventure', first published in 1931.