100 years on from Shackleton’s epic “Endurance” expedition, considered the final great voyage of the “heroic” age of Antarctic exploration, Sotheby’s will offer for sale the finest private collection of books relating to the polar explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton. Pioneering publishers and writers, they produced some of the most outstanding and rare of all travel books, recounting their great feats of adventure, ill-fated voyages, daily lives and discoveries in the South Pole. With highlights including the first book ever printed in Antarctica, Shackleton’s very own Antarctic handbook and a facsimile of the South Polar Times (the newspaper produced by Scott’s men in the Antarctic), the collection will be offered for sale in London on 30 September 2015. All the books come from the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, who, over 40 years, has assembled the most magnificent priv

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