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SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. Two Volumes. Vol. I. Journals of Captain Scott. Vol.2. Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work by Dr.Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition arranged by Leonard Huxley, Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham
Smith, Elder & Co, 1913, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. 1st Edition; Vol.1, xxvi, 633pages,7 photogravure plates including frontispiece, 10 coloured plates from water-colour drawings by Dr. Edward Wilson, 2 panoramas from photographs by Herbert G. Ponting, 100 full page plates, majority from photographs by Ponting, 2 facsimile extracts from Scott's diary on 3 tissue paper leaves, folding map, illustrations in text, 2 advertisements. Vol.2, xii, 534pages, 84 plates including photogravure frontispiece, 8 coloured plates by Wilson and 3 double-page plates plus 7 folding maps and 8 sketches in text. Dark blue cloth, top edges gilt,other edges uncut. Rebound in contemporary blue cloth with original title tipped onto spine. This is undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications. Readers, having absorbed Scott's account of the expedition in the first volume, would have discovered in the second volume a host of firsthand accounts deserving of more weight today: Cherry-Garrard's account of the Winter Journey, Victor Campbell's narrative of the Northern Party, Griffith Taylor on the Western Journeys, Raymond Priestley on the ascent of Erebus, preliminary scientific reports from Edward Wilson's staff and throughout the unrivaled photography of Herbert Ponting. Taurus 77; Books on Ice, 6.10; Rosove 290.A2; Spence 1056; Conrad p188. Some spotting, mainly to tissue guards, pages rippled as expected due to paper quality in 1st Edition. Collation and index confirms 1st Edition. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1084.
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