SCOTT (ROBERT FALCON) Scott's Last Expedition, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, dust-jackets, Smith Elder, 1913
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SCOTT (ROBERT FALCON) Scott's Last Expedition, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, dust-jackets, Smith Elder, 1913
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SCOTT (ROBERT FALCON)
Scott's Last Expedition, 2 vol. [vol 1: the journals of Captain R.F. Scott; vol. II: the reports of the journeys & the scientific work undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the surviving members of the expedition], first edition, preface by Sir Clements Markham, half-titles, titles printed in red and black. 2 photogravure portrait frontispieces, 2 folding panoramas, 8 folding maps, numerous plates after Herbert Ponting, Edward Wilson and others (3 double-page, 18 coloured), publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering on spines, t.e.g., dust-jackets (a few small chips, but generally good and clean) [Conrad, p.188; Renard 1386; Rosove 290.A1 'dust-wrappers very scarce'; Spence 1056,Taurus 77; OCLC 2276814], 8vo (244 x 173mm.), Smith Elder, 1913

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  • A FINE COPY, WITH THE RARE DUST-JACKETS, of the official expedition account. The first volume contains excerpts from Scott's diary, which was found in the tent with his body. The second volume includes reports by surviving party members.

    Provenance: Christie's, 25 September 2002, lot 25; Martin L. Greene (Seattle).
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