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Scott's Last Expedition (2 Volumes). Vol. I: Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott. Vol. II: Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, arranged by Leonard Huxley
Dodd, Mead and Company, New York 1913 - First U.S. Edition. Published November 1913. NEAR FINE 2-Volume set. Books are clean, totally unmarked and complete with all plates (18 in color), photos and foldouts. Both volumes firmly bound. Top page edges gilt. Pages, plates and foldouts are fine - small edge creases and tiny tears to the inside edge of the fold-out maps tipped in at the end of each volume; area of light toning on title page of Vol. 1. Bindings secure and straight; hinges intact, no cracks or splits. Covers, of dark gray/black cloth with gilt titled spines, are clean with light shelf rub, gilt a bit dulled. Volume 1 contains 7 tissue protected photogravure plates (including frontis of Captain Scott), 10 color plates (9 by Edward Wilson), 2 facsimiles of Scott's final journal entries, 2 foldouts each with 2 panoramas, the foldout map at rear, plus dozens of photographic plates. Volume 2 contains photogravure frontis portrait of Edward A. Wilson, 8 color plates (7 by Wilson), 3 double-page plates which include 2 more panoramas, 7 maps of which 5 are foldouts (including large foldout at rear) plus dozens of photographic plates. An eloquent memorial of this tragically doomed venture. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". Vol. 1 = xxiv + 443 pp. Vol. 2 = xv + 376 pp (including index) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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