To the Ends of the Earth - Triple Signed Copy
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1984. (ISBN: 0140252774). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. SIGNED BY RANULPH FIENNES, CHARLES BURTON and OLIVER SHEPARD to title page. ALSO ENCLOSED IS A SIGNED LETTER ON TRANSGLOBE EXPEDITION HEADED PAPER FROM RANULPH FIENNES dated 20 September 1982. Gold title on grey cloth boards which have light wear marks to front and back. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a small stain to the reverse and a touch of wear to spine head and tail and is not price clipped and is protected by a removable cover. A large format book of 320 pages. Photo illustrations throughout in colour and black and white and diagrams. 9 maps. The Transglobe Expedition was the first expedition to make a circumpolar navigation, traveling the world 'vertically' traversing both of the poles using only surface transport. Starting in 1979 from Greenwich in the United Kingdom, adventurers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Charles R. Burton went south, arriving at the South Pole on 15 December 1980. Over the next 14 months, they went north again, reaching the North Pole on 11 April 1982. Travelling south once more, they arrived again in Greenwich on 29 August 1982. Oliver Shepard took part in the Antarctic leg of the expedition. The 100,000-mile route took the Transglobe Expedition team across the Sahara via Tombouctou, through the swamps and jungles of Mali and the Ivory Coast, over huge unexplored crevasse fields in Antarctica, through the inhospitable North West Passage, graveyard of so many famous venturers, and into the unpredictable hazards of the Arctic Ocean. Ranking alongside the journeys of Amundsen, Scott and Peary the Transglobe endeavour, a chance dream in 1972, became, on its completion ten years later, a truly historic voyage. SCARCE TO FIND THIS BOOK WITH ALL 3 MEMBER'S SIGNATURES PRESENT TOGETHER WITH A SIGNED HEADED LETTER PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY BOOK OF 1.3 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST L. Very Good/Very Good.
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