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.]

[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. 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 handsome, near fine set. Light wear to the binding, but covers and titles still bright. Occasional spotting. Armorial bookplate to each pastedown.

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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