SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. In Two Volumes... Arranged by Leonard Huxley.…

SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. In Two Volumes... Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham... by SCOTT, R.F., Captain [Griffith Taylor signed]. < >

SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. In Two Volumes... Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham...

Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, copyright 1913. Second? printing of the Canadian edition, from plates of the US edition, with minor revisions and some additions. Thick quarto. Two volumes, black cloth, spines gilt lettered, top edges gilt, title pages printed in orange and black. xxiv, 446, [2, blank]; [2, blank], (xviii), 376 pp. Frontispiece portraits engraved by Emery Walker with tissue guards in each volume and folding map at rear of each. Volume I contains Scott's journals. Volume II contains "the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition." "With Photogravure Frontispieces, 6 Original Sketches in Photogravure by Dr. E.A. Wilson, 18 Coloured Plates (16 from Drawings by Dr. Wilson), 260 Full-Page and smaller Illustrations, from Photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting, and other Members of the Expedition; Panoramas and Maps." - from the title page. Book collated and all plates and maps present. The spine bears the McClelland & Goodchild imprint, but the title leaf bears the expanded imprint, making this printing between 1914 and 1918. Speaking of Volume I of this printing, Spadoni & Donnelly's bibliography of the M&S imprint states "Minor revisions have been made to the charts at the end of the reprint, and three new charts have been added, bringing the pagination to 446." Volume I has a bit of wear to spine tips and outer corners, slight cover rubbing, gilt spine lettering dulled but legible; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; ink name to front free endpaper with date beneath erased; ink quotations of Robert E. Peary and Scott by hand to the half-title leaf; tears to folding map at rear repaired; tan soil spot to fore margin of pp 23-24; else a good, sound copy. Volume II has has a bit of wear to spine tips and outer corners, slight cover rubbing, gilt spine lettering dulled but legible; repairs to the map at p. 198, else a good, sound copy. SIGNED BY GRIFFITH TAYLOR beneath his printed name at bottom margin of page 198 in Volume II ("Griffith Taylor. 2 Dec 1935.") Taylor's report "The Western Journeys", occupies pp 124-98 of Volume II, which also includes his "A Résumé of the Physiography and Glacial Geology of Victoria Land, Antarctica" (pp 285-94). Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) grew up in Australia, entered Sydney University in 1899, and studied at Cambridge 1907-10, doing work in geology. Upon his return to Australia, he was offered a position with the Commonwealth Weather Service and was invited to represent the Service on Scott's Terra Nova Expedition (1910-12). Eventually running afoul of the Australian government for his views on immigration to Australia, he took a post as a full professor at the University of Chicago in 1929, moving on to the University of Toronto in 1936. He founded the Department of Geography at that university, having already founded the University of Sydney's department. An interesting copy, signed by an important member of the expedition and an eminent geographer. Note: 4 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

Book ID: 16967
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