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SCOTT, Robert Falcon

The voyage of the 'Discovery'.

Stock Code
94261
London, John Murray1905
£165

Scott's account of his National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-1904.

Scott was given the command of the National Antarctic expedition and was made Commander of the Discovery. The expedition was organized by the Royal Geographic Society and the Royal Society and its aim was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier, discovered by Sir James Ross, and the interior of the Antarctic continent. Scott made sledge journeys inland with Shackleton and Wilson. He made the first long journey towards the interior of Antarctica, and in addition to surveying the coast of South Victoria Land and taking soundings of the Ross Sea, important scientific discoveries were made in the fields of zoology, magnetism, and meteorology.

This John Murray reissue consists of the sheets to the Smith Elder 1905 edition with canceled title-pages.

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Description

First edition, second impression. 2 volumes, 8vo, 260 full-page and smaller illustrations by Dr. E.A. Wilson and other members of the expedition, photogravure frontispieces, 12 coloured plates, panoramas and maps, original blue cloth gilt, spines faded, a good set.

Bibliography

Rosove 286.A4; Cf.Taurus 41.

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