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.
SCOTT, Richard F. HUXLEY, Leonard (arranged); MARKHAM, Sir Clements R. (pref.)
This book recounts Richard Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1912. Scott and many of his crew members would die in a storm on the return back to their ship. These books are his diaries from the journey and this set constitutes the first publication of these documents. Scott's death is, in part, a tragedy because he was to learn upon his arrival at the South Pole that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundson and his crew had beaten him to the pole by about a month.
Publisher: McClelland and Goodchild Limited
Edition: 1st Edition
Date Published: 1913
Place Published: Toronto
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols. Vol. I: xxiv, 443p with 6 photogravure plates, 10 coloured plates, 2 panoramas, 144 full-page plates, 2 facsimiles, and 1 map; Vol. II: xiv, 376p. 24.5 cm with portrait frontispiece, 8 coloured plates. 7 double page plates, 88 full page plates, and 7 maps. Dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spines. Bookplate for James Gourlay Gray affixed to front endpapers. Some wear and fading to the binding. 3 of the endpapers torn at joint. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked.