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

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

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]

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£4,000.00

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