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CAPTAIN R F SCOTT & CLEMENT MARKHAM
1905 THE VOYAGE OF THE DISCOVERY by SCOTT 1ST ED 2 VOLS ANTARCTIC CLEMENTS POLAR
1905. I have here for sale the iconic book entitled THE VOYAGE OF THE DISCOVERY by Captain Robert F Scott, with 260 full page and smaller illustrations by Dr E A Wilson and other members of the expedition, photogravure frontispieces, 12 coloured plates in facsimile from Dr Wilson's sketches, panoramas and maps. Published by Smith, Elder & Co, London in 1905. These are both FIRST EDITIONs. On Scott's first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and discovered the Antarctic Plateau, on which the South Pole is located. On the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, less than five weeks after Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott's party discovered plant fossils, proving Antarctica was once forested and joined to other continents. A planned meeting with supporting dog teams from the base camp failed, despite Scott's written instructions, and at a distance of 150 miles from their base camp and 11 miles from the next depot, Scott and his companions perished. Vol I - Half title; Frontispiece; Title Page; Dedication to Clements Markham; Preface of three pages; Contents of four pages; Illustrations of five pages; The Ship's Company; 556 pages, Chart of the Atlantic Ocean held in pocket on the rear board. Seven colour plates; two double page plates; 84 pages of photographs; three maps, one of them in the pocket at rear. Vol II - Half title; Frontispiece of Scott with tissue guard; Title page; Contents of three pages; Illustrations of four pages. Map of Sledge Journeys fro … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: TheAntiquarianBookseller (antiquarianbooks-uk) [Whitegate, Cheshire, United Kingdom]
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