‘This is undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications. Readers, having absorbed Scott’s account of the expedition in the first volume, would have discovered in the second volume a host of first-hand accounts deserving of more weight today: Cherry-Garrard’s account of the Winter Journey, Victor Campbell’s narrative of the Northern Party, Griffith Taylor on the Western Journeys, Raymond Priestley on the ascent of Erebus, preliminary scientific reports from Edward Wilson’s staff and throughout the unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting’ (Taurus).
Second edition. 2 vols, 8vo, xxvi, 633; xvi, 534pp., page of ads end vol. I, profusely illustrated with photographs, maps, plans, sketches, etc., including 18 in colour, modern blue half morocco gilt for Asprey, light fade to spine, light foxing, all edges gilt, a very handsome set.
Books on Ice, 6.10; Rosove 290.A2; cf. Taurus 77.
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