Item #39260 Scott's Last Expedition. Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott. Volume 2. 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. Captain R. F. SCOTT.

Scott's Last Expedition. Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott. Volume 2. 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.

London. Smith, Elder & Co. 1913. Hardcover. 24cm, The Second Edition, (stated), in 2 thick volumes, xxvi,633,[1],[1], [ii], (with explanatory slip before the folding map in Vol.1. and 2p publisher's ads., & xiv,[i],534pp., with photogravure frontispiece portraits, 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 photo-graphs taken by Herbert G. Ponting, and other Members of the Expedition; panoramas and 5 maps (inc. 3 folding maps), in the original straight grain dark blue cloth, t.e.g., gilt spine titles, some slight speckling on the uncut text fore-egdes, otherwise a fine bright clean set, certainly much less common in this condition, Rosove referes to this issue as uncommon. (cgc) Rosove 292. A2. The tragic story of Scott's attempt on the South Pole, in itself successful, though proceeded by Amundsen, and of the terrible return journey, which displayed perhaps the most conspicuous examples of bravery and fortitude in the history of Arctic exploration. The collapse and eventual death of Evans, delayed the party considerably, and the abnormal cold caused severe frostbite in the survivors. On the 6th March, Oates left the tent never to return, and on the 21st March, Scott himself died. Wilson and Bowers were found with their sleeping bags over their heads in an attitude of sleep. "In the whole range of polar history there is no greater name than that of Robert Falcon Scott. A life of devotion to duty, latterly of devotion to scientific discovery, was closed by a heroic and glorious death. A man with rare gifts both of head and heart, those gifts were nobly used through life, and were never more prominent than in his last fatal march and in the hour of death" - Sir Clements Markham, The Land of Silence. Item #39260

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