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Taylor, Thomas Griffith
With Scott: The Silver Lining.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. First edition of Antarctic explorer Griffith Taylor's firsthand account of his experience as part of Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, officially the British Antarctic Expedition. Quarto, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated penguin vignette to the front panel, illustrated with engravings including frontispiece. From the library of American geologist and polar explorer of William E. Davies with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "William E. Davies Dec. 30, 1938." Davies explored the Appalachian Mountains, Greenland, and Antarctica, where the Davies Escarpment is named after him. In near fine condition. A nice example with noted provenance. Robert Falcon Scott appointed Thomas Griffith Taylor as Senior Geologist of the Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica, he led the first geological expedition in January of 1911 with the objective of exploring the coastal area west of McMurdo Sound, in a region between the McMurdo Dry Valleys and the Koettlitz Glacier. In September, Scott announced his plans for a South Pole march. Sixteen men would set out and the entire party would perish on the return journey home. Taylor was one of the few surviving members of the entire expedition team. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]

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