This second edition of South: the story of the 1914-1917 expedition by Ernest Shackleton, dated December 1919, belonged to Birmingham-based teacher and inventor Frederick Albert Rolan (1867-1955). Rolan was an evening class lecturer at the Birmingham Municipal Technical College, between 1904–1921. The book was given to him in December 1919 as a mark of esteem from his fellow lecturers. The inscription inside reads:
'Presented to Mr. F. Rolan
as a mark of esteem by the
Instructors at the
South: the story of the 1914-1917 expedition was Shackleton's popular first-hand account of the crews famed survival story of their escape from the perils of the Antarctic ice against all odds.
Information and image kindly supplied by F.A. Rolan's granddaughter, Ann Turner.