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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The Voyage of the 'Discovery', vol. II

Overview

Creator: Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) (author)
Creation Date: 
1905
RCIN 
1092914
Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
Provenance: 
Probably acquired by Edward VII, 1905
Description:

Dark blue cloth binding with gilt medallion on front board

Scott’s official account of the Discovery expedition was commissioned by the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Scott was unsure of his writing ability, but the work was published to great acclaim in 1905, feeding the public’s enthusiasm for polar exploration. It also helped to pay the expedition’s outstanding debts.

Further details

Additional Creators: London : Smith, Elder & Co. (publisher)
Category: 
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