23 September 2004
ROBERT FALCON SCOTT (1868-1912)
The Voyage of the 'Discovery'. London: Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd. for Smith, Elder & Co., 1905. 2 volumes, 8° (234 x 163mm.). Half-titles, titles in red and black. 2 folding maps, loose in pockets at back, plates and maps, some double-page, or coloured, publisher's slip at front of vol. II. (Occasional light marginal spotting to text.) Original blue cloth gilt, upper covers with gilt 'medallions' blocked in semi-relief, t.e.g. ('medallions' slightly rubbed as usual, extremities slightly bumped. Provenance: Mr. Waymouth (inscription from the author, dated 12 October 1905).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY SCOTT ON THE OFFICIAL DATE OF PUBLICATION. Conrad p.121; Rosove 286.A1a 'Scarce'; Spence 1051; Taurus 41.
SMITH, ELDER & CO. (publishers). An 8pp. prospectus for The Voyage of the 'Discovery'. London: [no date but 1905]. 8° (241 x 153mm). Printed in blue and red. 5 illustrations (2 full-page) printed in blue. (Without the loosely inserted sample coloured plate.) Stitched. Rare. (3)
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