SCOTT, G. Frith. The Romance of Polar Exploration. Interesting Descriptions of Arctic and Antarctic Adventure from the Earliest Time to the Voyage of the "Discovery".

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SCOTT, G. Frith. The Romance of Polar Exploration. Interesting Descriptions of Arctic and Antarctic Adventure from the Earliest Time to the Voyage of the "Discovery". London, C. Arthur Pearson, 1906.

8vo. Contemporary school prize binding of red calf, spine with raied bands, decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers; pp. 350, [1] with frontispiece and 23 plates (including maps); very light rubbing to binding; text occasionally a little brown-spotted; a good copy in a fine and decorative binding.
First UK edition of a highly illustrated book on polar exploration, both South and North, including reports on the beginning of the race to the South Pole, marked by Weddell, voyages of the Erebus and Terror, and the Swedish Antarctica expedition.

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