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Full Title: Scott's Last Expedition. In Two Volumes, Vol. I Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O. 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. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham
The tragic story with considerable detail, especially scientific, of the second expedition to reach the South Pole, arriving a month after Amundsen, but perishing before completing their return trip to base camp. Six of the photogravures and 16 of the color plates are from sketches by Edward A. Wilson. The photos were taken by Herbert G. Ponting and other members of the expedition. A classic of polar travel. "undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications," illustrated throughout from "the unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting" and watercolors of E. A. Wilson [Taurus]. What Scott wrote at the end of his life was an inspiration in meeting death with supreme dignity, and his words entreat reading again and again? (Rosove).
Arranged by Leon Huxley and with a preface by Clements Markham, this work is an account of Scott's fatal Antarctic expedition on the Terra Nova. The first volume comprises Scott's journal and reprints the farewell letters found by his side. The second contains Wilson's account as well as the results of the scientific work completed by the surviving members of the crew. Huxley's accompanying notes are both sober and informative.
First Edition, First Printing -American.
8vo; 24.5 by 17 cm.; Volume I: pp. xxi, 466. Volume II: pp. xvi, 376, [26 pp index] Publisher's dark green cloth with stamped gilt spine titles.
Bindings very tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Previous owner's name [a noted doctor from Selma, AL] on front free endpage. Spines have a touch of sun-fading.
Finely illustrated with photogravure frontispieces, and 6 of other photogravures from original sketches by Doctor E. A. Wilson, 18 coloured plates from Wilson's watercolors, 16 from drawings Wilson, and numerous plates from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting and other members of the expedition [100+]; 4 folding panoramas, 8 folding maps including on in color.
REF: Taurus, 96; Conrad, 188; Rosove, 290.A1; Spence, 1058
Title: Scott's Last Expedition. In Two Volumes, [Complete]
Illustrator: Edward A. Wilson ;Herbert G. Ponting
Edition: First Edition, First Printing. - American
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1913
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: 8vo; 24.5 by 17 cm
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009883