SCOTT (ROBERT FALCON) Scott's Last Expedition, 2 vol. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY KATHLEEN SCOTT to Clements Markham, 1913
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SCOTT (ROBERT FALCON) Scott's Last Expedition, 2 vol. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY KATHLEEN SCOTT to Clements Markham, 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, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY KATHLEEN SCOTT, "To Clement Markham, our very good friend who never failed us from Kathleen Scott, 1913" on front free endpaper of volume one, half-titles, photogravure frontispieces, numerous plates (including 18 colour, many after photographs by Herbert Ponting, some after drawings by Edward Wilson), maps and plans (a few folding), without one tissue guard, bookplate removed from inside upper cover of volume one, publisher's blue cloth gilt, t.e.g., rebacked preserving original spines [Conrad p.188; Renard 1386; Rosove 290.A1; Spence 1056; Taurus 77], 8vo (237 x 160mm.), Smith Elder, 1913

Footnotes

  • FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY SCOTT'S WIDOW TO THE AUTHOR OF THE PREFACE. Addressed by Kathleen as "our very good friend who never failed us" Clements Markham provided the preface to Last Expedition in which he quotes one of Scott's final letters "If I cannot write to Sir Clements, tell him I thought much of him, and never regretted his putting me in command on the Discovery". Markham "was largely instrumental in getting under way the Discovery expedition (the National Antarctic Expedition) of 1901–4 under Robert Falcon Scott, the naval officer of his choice rather than the scientist others would have preferred. Markham's role was commemorated by Scott in Mount Markham in the Trans-Antarctic Mountains" (ODNB).
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