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    Reference 1086 (1396)
    Category Antarctic;
    Author Scott, Captain Robert F., C.V.O., R.N.
    Title 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.
    Publishing Information London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913.
    Description 1st Edition; DAMP DAMAGED, warped, staining but pages still seperate and book is still readable, sold as reading copy only.Vol 1, xxvi,633pages,120 plates including photogravure frontis,plus 2 facsimile extracts from Scott's diary on 3 tissue paper leaves,folding map, 7 illustrations in text, 2 advertisements. Vol 2, xii,534pp. 84 plates including photogravure frontispiece, 7 folding maps and 8 sketches in text. Dark blue cloth, top edges gilt, gilt lettering on spine and upper board. 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 first-hand 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 unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting. - Taurus. Taurus 77; Books on Ice, 6.10; Rosove 290.A2; Spence 1056; Conrad p188.
    Price £75.00
    Keywords Antarctic, expedition, Wilson, Ross sea, Shackleton, polar S1-Ant
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