Illustration of the execution of Joan of Arc, from Jean Jacques Brousson, Jeanne d’Arc, Paris: Ducharte & Van Buggenhoudt, 1928. This book was originally in the collection of William A. Kittredge, long-time Caxton Club member; it is now in the Wing Collection of the Newberry Library, through whose courtesy it is used.

From a 1493 woodcut by Antoine Verard. in Pauline B. Bowers. trans. Chroniquea de Saint-Denis, San Francisco, 1938.

Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1915. (Photo © Scott Polar Research Institute, by Frank Hurley, form "Shackleton's Legendary Anartic Expedition," at the Field Museum, Chicago, through whose courtesy it is used.

On January 19, 1915, Shackleton's ship, Endurance, became ice-bound a day's trip from Antartica. The 28-man crew abandoned ship on October 27, making camp on an ice floe. The ship was destroyed and sunk on November 21. (Photo "The Return of the Sun," © Royal Geographic Society, by Frank Hurley, from "Shackleton's Legendary Antartic Expedition," at the Field Museum, Chicago, through whose courtesy it is used.)

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