South With Scott … With Three Maps
South With Scott … With Three Maps

EVANS, Edward. South With Scott … With Three Maps.

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EVANS, Edward. South With Scott … With Three Maps. London and Glasgow, Collins, [1923].

8vo. Original light blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue, front cover ruled and lettered in blind; pp. xiv, 283, three double-page size maps; near-contemporary gift inscription on front paste-down.
'Ninth Impression', eleven months after the first of November 1921 of a classic of Antarctic exploration, signed on title-page by the author. In 1909 Evans 'was selected by Scott himself as second in command of his second expedition and captain of the Terra Nova, which left England in June 1910. He accompanied Scott in January 1912 to within 150 miles of the pole, where he turned back. Struck down by scurvy he was saved only by the devotion of his two companions, Chief Stoker Lashly and Petty Officer Crean. After a brief period of convalescence in England, which he devoted to raising money for the expedition, he returned to take command of the Terra Nova in New Zealand and sailed south, only to find on arrival at Cape Evans in January 1913 that Scott had died in an unparalleled period of bad weather when returning from the pole in March of the previous year' (ODNB).