London: John Murray, 1905. Hardcover. This is the 2nd impression, with the identical format & content as the 1st edition, but with canceled title pages bearing the new imprint of John Murray, and on the versos, the information "First Edition, October, 1905; Reprinted, November, 1905". Consensus has it that the 2nd impression was of 1000 copies, 500 of which bear the Smith Elder imprint and 500 of which bear the Murray imprint. The Murray imprint has the reputation of having faded spines, which is the case here, only slightly.
Scott's important first expedition whose aim was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier as well as the interior of the Antarctic continent. In the end the Discovery expedition was the first to do extensive land exploration on the continent and went the furthest south by a sledge reaching 82 16' S. I feel the expedition's largest contribution was the introduction to the Antarctic of so many future explorers. (Reprint Nov. 1905).
4to, 2 vols, 556pp 7 color plts, 1 double page plt, 119 b&w plts, ills in text, 3 maps (&) 508pp, 6 color plts, 4 double page plts, 124 b&w plts, 2 maps. Original blue boards w/ gilt title & decoration. Spence 1048. Conrad p. 121; Spence 1050, Rosove 286. A32, Taurus 41. Good +. Item #4055