By Edward Wilson; ed. Ann Savours
London   Blandford Press
10" by 7.5" 416pp
A superior first edition of Edward Wilson's important record of his journey to the Antarctic at the turn of the twentieth century, illustrated with his own watercolours.
By Edward Wilson; ed. Ann Savours

1966 Diary of the 'Discovery' Expedition

London   Blandford Press
10" by 7.5" 416pp
A superior first edition of Edward Wilson's important record of his journey to the Antarctic at the turn of the twentieth century, illustrated with his own watercolours.
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

This work details the author's time aboard the Discovery in 1901, a significant moment in the history of British Antarctic exploration.

Held as one of the great figures of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, Edward Wilson served as both zoologist and doctor on Scott's Antarctic Expeditions, including on the Terra Nova from 1910; he tragically was one of the doomed members of the party, dying in his tent alongside Scott. He was considered Scott's closest confidante on the trip.

With a foreword by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

Illustrated with forty-seven reproductions of Wilson's own watercolour paintings.

Complete with a fantastic unclipped dust wrapper, designed by Peter Chadwick from Wilson's design.

From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.

An excellent copy of this important record.

Condition

In the publisher's original full cloth binding with an unclipped dust wrapper. Externally lovely. Dust wrapper is a little discoloured to the spine as to be expected, with just a touch of minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine otherwise. Ownership bookplate to the front pastedown, and slight offsetting to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Near Fine

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