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The Voyage of the 'Discovery'.
1st edition. 2 vols. London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1905. Richly illustr. with photogravure frontispieces, b/w photographic reproductions, maps etc., 12 coloured plates in facsimile and with 2 large folded maps in pockets. Title-page printed in red and black. XXX + 556; XII + 508 pp. Uncut copy with wide margins and top edge gilt bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spines and raised gilt medallions on frontboards. Spines weakly faded and marked of use, inner hinge of 2nd volume weak. * Inscribed by the author: 'Lady B.... with best wishes from the author Robert Scott and thanks for assistance oct. 12th 1905'.The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, generally known as the Discovery Expedition, was the first official British exploration of the Antarctic regions since James Clark Ross's voyage sixty years earlier. Organized on a large scale under a joint committee of the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), the new expedition carried out scientific research and geographical exploration in what was then largely an untouched continent. As a trailbreaker for later ventures, the Discovery Expedition was a landmark in British Antarctic exploration history. [Wikipedia].Taurus 41; Spence 1051; Conrad p121.
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