Scott’s Last Expedition..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt. Deckled edges. Some pages uncut. Occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. 1913 inscriptions on first free endpapers and embossed address on half title of Vol. II.
Smith, Elder and Co., 15 Waterloo Place.,
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.
arranged by leonard huxley. with a preface by sir clements r. markham, k.c.b, f.r.s.
with photogravure frontispieces, 6 original sketches in photogravure by dr. e. a. wilson, 18 coloured plates (16 from drawings by dr. wilson), 260 full-page and smaller illustrations from photographs taken by herbert g. ponting, and other members of the expedition; panoramas and maps. second edition.
TWO VOLUMES. Large 8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. Vol. I, xxvi + 633 + [i] +  pp. publisher's advertisements; Vol. II, xiv + [ii] + 534 pp. Title pages in red and black.
Illustrated by 8 photogravures (6 with tissue guards captioned in red), including 2 portrait frontispieces, 18 watercolours, 2 folding panoramas, 3 double page plates, 176 black and white, sepia, etc. pages of photographic plates, 2 tipped in facsimiles (3 leaves), 8 folding maps, including one in colour and text figures and tables.
The narrative of Scott's Southern Party is contained in Vol. I. Vol. II includes the Winter Journey to Cape Crozier, the narratives of the Northern Party and Western Journeys, the Last Year at Cape Evans, the Ascent of Erebus, the Voyages of the Terra Nova and various scientific reports covering geology, physics, meteorology and biology. Extensively illustrated with maps and over two hundred pages of plates, including the sketches and watercolours of Dr. Wilson and the photographs and panoramas of Herbert Ponting. Second edition of Vol. II published in the same year as the first.
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