BROWN (R.N. RUDMOSE), R. C. MOSSMAN and J.H. HARVEY PIRIE The Voyage of the "Scotia", FIRST EDITION, William Blackwood & Sons, 1906
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BROWN (R.N. RUDMOSE), R. C. MOSSMAN and J.H. HARVEY PIRIE The Voyage of the "Scotia", FIRST EDITION, William Blackwood & Sons, 1906
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[BROWN (ROBERT NEAL RUDMOSE), R.C. MOSSMAN and J.H.H. PIRIE]
The Voyage of the "Scotia". Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration in Antarctic Seas. By Three of the Staff, first edition, half-title, frontispiece and 58 photographic plates, 3 maps (one large folding at end), some spotting, publisher's grey pictorial cloth, upper cover with image of penguins, seal and ship, the spine with a man on skis, t.e.g, spine rubbed as usual ("many copies suffer from a degradation of the the white pigment", Taurus) [Conrad, p.128; Renard 197,198; Rosove 50.A1.a; Spence 193; Taurus 51; OCLC 4614372], 8vo (227 x 156mm.), Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1906

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  • A narrative, and scientific reports of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-04. "The entire crew and scientists were virtually all Scottish, and the funds came from Scottish subscribers... This highly successful expedition returned to Scotland with large scientific collections which formed the basis of the Scottish Oceanographical Institute, founded by Bruce in Edinburgh in 1907" (ODNB).

    Provenance: Paul Emile Victor (1907-1995, French polar explorer), with bookplate; Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Julien Renard (of Gaston Renard).
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