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 & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, Arranged by Leonard Huxley

HUXLEY, Leonard / [SCOTT, R.F.]

IN ORIGINAL DUSTWRAPPERS

[SCOTT, R.F.] 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 & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, Arranged by Leonard Huxley

Smith, Elder & Co., 1913.

First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine and upper cover in rare printed dustwrappers. Photogravure portrait frontispieces, under tissue guards, of Scott and Wilson, six original sketches in photogravure, under tissue guards, by Dr E.A. Wilson, eighteen coloured plates under tissue guards, and 260 photographic illustrations taken by Herbert Ponting and other members of the expedition. Fold out maps to the rear of both volumes. A fine set in very good dustwrappers, volume one with splits to the joints of the dustwrapper internally repaired and some light staining to the spine. Volume two bright and clean with just a little chipping to the head of the spine and some neat internal mending. Seldom encountered in dustwrappers.

The tragic tale of "hardihood, endurance, and courage .. [which] stirred the heart of every Englishman." [Scott's final letter]
The British Antarctic Expedition set sail from Cardiff on 15 June 1910, under the command of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, with the aim of being the first to reach the South Pole.
Scott and his party of four men reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that a Norwegian team, led by Roald Amundsen had arrived there almost a month earlier.
Five men in the British party died on their journey back to the base camp. Their bodies were discovered on 12 November 1912, along with letters and diaries which provided details of their journey and upon which these volumes are based.

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