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    Robert F. Scott. The Voyage of the 'Discovery'. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1905.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. xix, [1], 556; xii, 508 pages. Gravure frontispiece in each volume, 12 color plates, numerous other illustrations, panoramas, and a fold-out map in a pocket at the back of each volume.

    Half blue calf over blue cloth with delicate tooling in blind and titles stamped in gilt in five compartments between four raised bands on the spine. Slight fading to spine panel, else light shelf wear to boards. Top edge gilt, all other edges untrimmed. Scattered light foxing throughout. Modern gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper. A beautiful set in near fine condition.

    Scott's 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. Though this, his first expedition was the more important, historically it is overshadowed by his tragic second expedition, during which he died.

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