Scott, Robert F.
Title The Voyage of the 'Discovery'
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus
Publisher Dodd, Mead and Company, New York 1929
Seller ID 1962055
First thus. No jacket. Spine slightly faded, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1929 Hard Cover. xxiii, 720 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, black titles, Antarctic motif in black & mint green on front board, penguin on spine. Detailed maps on endpapers, extensive index follows text. This edition includes a new preface by fellow polar adventurer Fridtjof Nansen. Frontispiece of the Discovery credited to E. [Edward] A. Wilson, who accompanied Scott on this voyage and the subsequent Terra Nova expedition (during which they both perished. 15 photogravure plates in text. The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, generally known as the Discovery Expedition, was the first official British exploration of the Antarctic regions since James Clark Ross's voyage sixty years earlier. Organized on a large scale under a joint committee of the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), the new expedition aimed to carry out scientific research and geographical exploration in what was then largely an untouched continent. It launched the Antarctic careers of many who would become leading figures in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, including Robert Falcon Scott who led the expedition, Ernest Shackleton, Edward Wilson, Frank Wild, Tom Crean and William Lashly... ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.