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ID: 2177
The Voyage of The 'Discovery'.
SCOTT, Robert F.


London Smith, Elder & Co..

Two volumes. First edition, first issue; 8vo; original ribbed dark blue cloth, covers with raised gilt medallions, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; photogravure frontispieces, plates, two maps loosely inserted in end-pocket of each volume. Numerous full page illustrations by Wilson and others members of the expedition, 12 coloured plates in facsimile from Wilson's sketches. An elaborate and handsome publication from the first major British effort in the Antarctic, partially subsidised by public institutions. Intended to be published simultaneously by Smith Elder and John Murray, only one or two copies of the first issue have appeared with dust jackets. Accordingly, truly fine copies are rare. Very good, a little wear to the extremities, medallions a little rubbed as usual and foxing to the edge of the text block. Price £600.00

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