Scott's Last Expedition
Scott's Last Expedition
Scott's Last Expedition

SCOTT, Captain Robert F. Scott's Last Expedition.

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SCOTT, Captain Robert F. Scott's Last Expedition. Smith, Elder & Co., 1913.

8vo. 2 vols. Original blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt; pp. xxvi, 633, [2, advertisements]; xvi, 534; portrait frontispiece to each volume to each, numerous plates including some in colour or photogravure, folding panoramas, 8 folding maps and charts; a fine set, the best we handled for quite some time; a few corners a little bumped, very minor spotting here and there, a very good copy.
First edition, first printing of the official account of the expedition, comprising Scott's journal (volume I) and accounts by Cherry-Garrard, Campbell, Tayler, Evans, and Atkinson (volume II): Scott's writing 'contains far more personal commentary about himself and his men than was contained in The Voyage of the Discovery, and he achieved those great literary moments characterizing that former work, even early in the course of the expedition when he had so many preoccupations that most leaders might have transferred to their journals only the simplest notations' (Rosove p. 357). Fine sets of the first edition of this work are becoming hard to find.
Spence 1056; Renard 1386; Rosove 290A1; Taurus 77.