London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1913. Second edition. Hardcover. The account of Scott's ill-fated expedition. This volume draws from Scott's diary as well as other writings, photographs and data found with their bodies in the tent after their heroic but failed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Two large 8vo volumes. Fully illustrated with photogravure frontispieces, 6 original sketches in photogravure by Dr. Wilson, 18 coloured plates (16 from drawings by Dr. Wilson), 260 full page and smaller illustrations, from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting, and other members of the expedition, panoramas and maps. A good copy.
Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettered to front boards and spines. Top edges gilt. A few faint marks to the spine of volume one as well as ink marks to its front board, and spines of both volumes rubbed, but overall a good bright set. Rosove 290A2. Spence 1059. Good + condition. Item #23963