Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)
Sir Ernest Henry SHACKLETON (1874-1922). The Heart of the Antarctic: being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. London: William Heinemann, 1909. Volume II only, 4 (24 x 18cm.) Plates and illustrations. (Some spotting and dampstaining.) Original blue cloth, with title lettering and vignette in silver on upper cover (spine torn away but preserved, lower cover badly dampstained, extremities worn).
The provenance (Robert Falcon Scott) and battered condition of this volume suggest it may well have been taken by Scott on the southern journey in 1911. Scott took Shackleton's account of his own southern journey of 1908/9 as a guide to the route to the plateau, and tried to keep pace with Shackleton's progress as they climbed the same glacier. Volume 1, which would have been referred to continually (chapters X1X - XXV describing the southern journey and route on the Great Glacier), presumably did not survive.
Erich Dagobert von DRYGALSKI (1865-1949). Zum Koninent des esiigen Sdens...Deutsche Sdpolarexpedition fahrten und forschungen des "Gauss 1901-1903. Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1904. 4 (26.6 x 19.9cm.) Photogravure frontispiece of the ship from a photograph by Emil Philippi, plates, maps, diagrams and plans (some folding), numerous illustrations. (Lacking large folding route map folded at back.) Original cloth (somewhat soiled). Provenance: Robert Falcon Scott (presentation inscription from the author 'Herrn Kapitn R.F. Scott Zur froh. Erinnerung an gemeinsame Arbeit in eisigen Sden Juli 1905. Erik von Drygalski'); by descent. Author's presentation copy of the first edition.
E.A. WILSON and others. -- Report on the collections of Natural History made in the Antarctic regions during the voyage of the "Southern Cross" London: British Museum Natural History, 1902. 8 (24.4 x 15.7cm.) 54 lithographic plates, 9 coloured or hand-coloured by Gronvold and others after E.A.Wilson and others. Original green cloth (stitching weak, some soiling and dampstaining). Provenance: Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912); by descent. FIRST EDITION. The article on the seals was written by Wilson before his departure on the first of Scott's expeditions. The "Southern Cross" expedition naturalist, Nicolai Hanson, had died in the Antarctic, and Wilson worked from his notes and diaries.
Richard C. MCCORMICK (1832-1901). Voyages of discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, and round the world...to which are added an autobiography. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884. 65 plates and maps, comprising 41 tinted lithographs, 6 folding, and 24 wood-engravings. (A few text leaves somewhat crudely opened.) Original pictorial cloth (soiled, lightly affected by damp). Provenance: Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912); by descent. FIRST EDITION.
Professor T. Rupert JONES (editior). Manual of the Natural History, Geology, and Physics of Greenland and the neighbouring regions; prepared for the use of the Arctic expedition of 1875, under the direction of the Arctic Committee of the Royal Society. London: H.M.S.O., 1875. 8 (21.3 x 13.8cm.) 3 folding maps. (Some marginal soiling.) Original cloth (soiled, somewhat affected by damp). Provenance: Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912); by descent.
And five other works or part works from Scott's personal library. (11)