Scott's Last Expedition …Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott…Volume II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, arranged by Leonard Huxley, with a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham…. Robert Falcon SCOTT.
Scott's Last Expedition …Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott…Volume II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, arranged by Leonard Huxley, with a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham…
Scott's Last Expedition …Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott…Volume II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, arranged by Leonard Huxley, with a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham…
Scott's Last Expedition …Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott…Volume II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, arranged by Leonard Huxley, with a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham…
Scott's Last Expedition …Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott…Volume II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, arranged by Leonard Huxley, with a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham…

Scott's Last Expedition…
Scott's Last Expedition …Volume 1. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott…Volume II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition, arranged by Leonard Huxley, with a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham…

London: John Murray, 1914.

Two volumes, large octavo, extensively illustrated including a frontispiece in each volume, six photogravures and 18 coloured plates, many full-page black & white plates, maps, diagrams, and a panorama; a good copy in original blue ribbed cloth, top edges gilt, others uncut, spines sunned.

Fifth edition of the famous official expedition account, arranged from Scott's journals which were retrieved when his tent was discovered in 1912.

Fifth edition of the famous official expedition account, arranged from Scott's journals which were retrieved when his tent was discovered in 1912.
Scott's achievement in reaching the South Pole on January 18, 1912, is inextricably linked with the sense of heartbreak at having been beaten to the Pole by Amundsen by just thirty-four days, and the disastrous return journey in which Scott, Evans, Oates, Bowers, and Wilson all perished.
Scott wrote in a letter to his wife, '…but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past. We took risks, we knew we took them; things have come out against us, and therefore we have no cause for complaint, but bow to the will of providence, determined still to do our best to the last… Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale…'. From Robert Edwards Collection.

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