The Voyage of The 'Discovery'
London: Smith Elder & Co 12 October 1905, 1st UK Edition, 1stÂ Impression. 8vo. Volume I pp. [I-vii], viii-xx, 556, photogravure frontispiece, title printed in red and black. 5 maps including 1 double-page, 2 full-page, 1 folding in the end-pockets of each volume â€“ all maps in excellent condition, 7 color plates, 2 photographic panoramic views on 1 double-page plate, 119 mostly photographic illustrations on 84 plates, 1 full-page plan in text, 16 text vignettes; Volume II pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 508, photogravure portrait frontispiece, 2 maps (1 full-page, 1 folding in end pocket) 5 color plates, 8 panoramic views on 4 double-page plates, 124 mostly photographic illustration on 82 plates, 13pp., index; With 260 full-page and smaller illustrations by Dr. E.A. Wilson and other members of the expedition, photogravure frontispieces, 12 colored plates in facsimile from Dr. Wilsonâ€™s sketches, panoramas and maps. In two volumes and collated complete. Publisher’s ribbed dark-blue cloth, covers with raised gilt medallions, spines lettered in gilt. An excellent set in Near Fine condition with prior bookplate inside front covers and slight wear to exterior extremities. Also without original publisherâ€™s notice bound inside front cover of Volume I. This set is very clean internally with tight hinges and original end leaves. Scarce — in Near Fine condition. Conrad p. 121; Spence 1050, Renard 1372, Rosove 286.A1b.
This is an elaborate and high-quality production documenting one of the most significant and successful Antarctic expeditions during the heroic era of exploration in the south polar regions. â€śA classic of expedition literature as Scott mixes geographical, scientific and metaphysical observations with the sure hand of an Edwardian gentleman.â€ť Conrad 121
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