[SHACKLETON, Ernest H., L.C. BERNACCHI & A. CHERRY-GARRARD, editors.] The South Polar Times 1902-1911 Centenary Edition. Volume I April to August 1902. [Volume II April to August 1903], [Volume III April to October, 1911], [Volume IV, published on Midwinter Day 1912]. Orskey-Bonham-Niner, 2002-2010.
4 volumes, 4to. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered, coloured plate mounted to upper cover of each; numerous coloured and black and white illustrations; new. Facsimile reprint of the first editions, limited to 350 copies (volume IV limited to 500 copies).
The South Polar Times, a cornerstone of any Antarctic exploration collection, reproduced in exact facsimile the magazines issued during Scott's three Antarctic expeditions and edited for publication after the expeditions' return. Sets of the original now command in excess of ú15,000. The present edition, issued for the Centenary of Scott's first Antarctic expedition, offers a faithful facsimile of the original set, a particularly extraordinary feat in view of the high numbers of chromolithographed leaves and illustrated nature of the original sets. Rarely offered together with the fourth volume covering the period of Scott's last expedition.