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Captain R. F. Scott
CAPTAIN R. F. SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION IN TWO VOLUMES, 1913 First Edition Set
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1913. Fine condition. [SCOTT, ROBERT FALCON (1868-1912)]. Scott's Last Expedition. Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition. Arranged by Leonard Huxley, With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913. Hardcover. First edition, first impression. Complete in two volumes. Full cloth. Thick quarto (250 x 170 mm), pp. [xxvi], 633; [xiv], 534. Bound in publisher's original dark blue combed cloth, gilt lettering and bands to spines and front covers. Top page edges gilt, other edges uncut. Initial and terminal blanks plus half-titles present. Photogravure frontispieces, 6 other photogravures from original sketches by Dr E. A. Wilson, 18 coloured plates, 16 from drawings by Wilson, and numerous plates from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting and other members of the expedition; 11 folding panoramas, 8 folding maps; title pages printed in red and black. Appendixes to rear of both volumes. Index in double columns to rear of vol. II. Binders ticket of James Maclehose to front pastedowns of each volume confirming this is a uniform set. Condition: FINE. Collated complete. Bindings secure and square. Covers remarkably clean and well preserved with faintest touch of bumping at spine ends. The text-blocks are immaculate. Without inking or bookplates. One or two maps with minor tears. Listing note: An unusually well-preserved set of the first edition, first impression, of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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