The Voyage of the Scotia, Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration in Antarctic Seas
This unique copy signed and inscribed by Wm. S. Bruce, Commander of the expedition.
Also signed by George Lowe on the Commonwealth Trans~Antarctic bookplate.
By Brown, Rudmose, R.N.R., Mossman, Robert and Pirie, JH Harvey â€” Three of the Staff
London and Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1906, First Edition. Thick 8vo. (XXIV) 375pp., Index. Publisherâ€™s original blue-green cloth in excellent condition, several pages uncut. 105 photographic plates, and 3 maps: 2 color fold-outs and one full page bw. A complete, Scarce and overall a very good copy. Spence 193, Conrad p128, Rosove 50.A1.b (with publisherâ€™s purple endpapers).
The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition conducted the first Oceanographic exploration of the Weddell Sea and discovered the northern part of the Caird Coast. This was the primary narrative of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Brown was the expedition naturalist and botanist, Mossmen was the meteorologist and Pirie was surgeon and geologist. “â€¦ The text substantiates the significant events, supplies a look at day-to-day life on the expedition, and describes many of the most interesting scientific findings. Included are stimulating descriptions of Funchal, Gough Island and Cape Town. The text also includes the cruise of the Uruguay, during which the Laurie Island party was relieved.â€ť Michael Rosove, Antarctic Bibliography.
Provenance: George Lowe was a New Zealand born explorer and mountaineer. He was the last surviving member of the 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition. During the expedition, Lowe helped prepare the route from the head of the Western Cwm up the Lhotse Face towards the South Col at close to 8,000m altitude. On 28 May Lowe, Alfred Gregory and Sherpa Ang Nyima, all carrying heavy loads, set out with Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay as the support party for their summit attempt. Camp IX was established at 8,500m, then Lowe, Gregory and Ang Nyima descended to the South Col. The following day, 29 May, Hillary and Tenzing successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest. â€” Paraphrased from Wikipedia.
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