Robert Falcon SCOTT (1868-1912). Scott's Last Expedition. London: Spottiswoode & Co. for Smith, Elder & Co., 1913. 2 volumes, 8° (235 x 164mm). Plates, maps, some folding. (Occasional light spotting.) Original cloth gilt, t.e.g. (extremities somewhat bumped). Provenance: H.F. Rainforth (bookplate). FIRST EDITION.
E.R.G.R. EVANS, Lord Mountevans (1881-1957). Adventurous life. London, New York, etc.: 1952. 8° (229 x 150mm). Plates, extra-illustrated with notes and clipped signatures of Lord and Lady Evans. (Some soiling.) Original cloth (spine soiled). Provenance: Arthur N.Pepper (inscriptions, midshipman aboard the relief ship 'Morning').
29 other books on Antarctic exploration, by Shackleton, Wild, Mawson, Ross, Byrd, Evans and others. All, but two, 20th-century and cloth-bound, the majority first editions; the lot sold no subject to return. (32)