The Voyage of the 'Discovery', vol. II


Robert Falcon Scott

Probably acquired by King Edward VII


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.

Printed on paper

24.6 x 18.2 cm- closed

Inscribed on half titlepage: To His Majesty the King/with the humble duty/ of the author/ R.F. Scott/ Oct. 1905

RCIN 1092914