Scott's Last Expedition. Being the Journals of... [and] the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson... Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham. Captain R. F. SCOTT.

Scott's Last Expedition. Being the Journals of... [and] the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson... Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham.

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1914. Fourth edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xxvi, 636; (xviii), 534 pp. Fine later binding for Sotherans of dark blue full morocco with a wave effect tooled in blind to all sides, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels and dated at the foot, gilt ruled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. 8 photogravures (including portraits of Scott and Wilson), 18 colour plates (mostly after drawings by Wilson), 2 folding panoramas, 2 double page plates, 234 photographic illustrations (some two or more to a page) many by Herbert Ponting, facsimiles of the last page of Scott's journal and his last message to the public (2 leaves) and 10 folding maps. Some foxing, a lovely set in distinguished bindings. A fine tribute to Scott's doomed expedition, this work collects the writings, photographs and data found with the bodies eight months after their heroic but failed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. First published the previous year. Item #37795

Price: £550.00

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