Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)
The Voyage of the 'Discovery', vol. II 1905
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.
ProvenanceProbably acquired by Edward VII, 1905
Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) (author)
London : Smith, Elder & Co. (publisher)