WILSON, Edward. SCOTT, Robert F. SAVOURS, Ann, ed.
Title: Diary of the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic Regions 1901-1904. FirstEdition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Blandford Press, London, 1966,
Seller ID: 108256
WILSON, Edward. Diary of the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic Regions 1901-1904. Edited from the original mss. in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, by Ann Savours. [Dj adds: With 47 watercolours by the author. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh]. London: Blandford Press, (1966). First Printing. Pp. (8),-416, colour frontispiece, + 1 folding map at rear and 62 p. of plates, most of which are in colour. With more black-and-white illustrations to text. Large 8vo, navy blue cloth, gilt signature to front board, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edge dyed navy blue. "Edward Wilson is one of the great figures of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. He was a member, as zoologist and doctor, on Discovery in 1901-4 and Terra Nova, 1910-13. He was one of the party that died on their return from the South Pole early in 1912 and Scot wrote of him, just beforehe died himself, 'a brave, true man, the best of comrades and the staunche st of friends'. His diary of the Discovery expedition is now published for the first time and illustrated with forty-seven reproductions of his own watercolour paintings." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly flap-creased, unclipped dustjacket. 100.00