Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: PL182-338p
SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION: BEING THE JOURNALS OF CAPTAIN R.F. SCOTT Two Volumes 1913 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good
By Scott, Robert Falcon, Leonard Huxley (Arranged by) with Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham
Price: $199.90

List Price: $450.00
You Save $250.10 (56%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description
London, Smith, Elder and Co, 1913, 1st UK edition. Two volumes: 636 pp and 534 pp with photogravure frontispieces, 6 sketches by E.A. Wilson, 15 colored plates, 260 full page and smaller illustrations, from photographs taken by Herbert Ponting and expedition members. Plus Panoramas and maps, many foldout. Large format navy cloth Ex Lib hardcovers. This copy was probably read many times as there is a partial bookplate inside the front cover of Vol. 1 indicating it belonged to a lending library in London. There are no other Ex Lib markings. The overall appearance of the blue cloth is a little dull, not bright and shiny and Vol. 2 is missing the plate opposite page 296. A Very Good copy of perhaps the landmark book of Antarctic exploration. 
 
In November 1910, a ship called Terra Nova left New Zealand on its way south to Antarctica. On board was an international team of explorers led by Robert Falcon Scott, a man determined to be the first to reach the South Pole. A year and a half later, Scott and three members of his team died during a brutal blizzard.
 
Their dream of reaching the Pole first had already been dashed by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, and now on their return trip--slowed by ill health and bad weather--Scott's party found themselves trapped in a tent without sufficient provisions, while the wind howled endlessly outside. Even in his final hours, Scott found the strength to continue the journal he'd started at the beginning of his adventures; the diary was found beside his frozen body.

Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals is the explorer's detailed account of his time in Antarctica. The team's daily progress towards their final goal is recorded in Scott's vivid, personal narrative, as well as his impressions of the harsh conditions, the stark beauty of the tundra, and his own increasingly desperate ambition to beat his rivals to the Pole.

Shortly before he died, Scott wrote: 'Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman.' Robert Falcon Scott and his men died, but their story lives on in his journals.
 
These two Volumes are large and heavy, so extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail or International Mail.

One of the great explorers who caused this period to be called the Heroic Age of Exploration. The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration was an era in the exploration of the continent of Antarctica which began at the end of the 19th century, and ended after the First World War; the ShackletonRowett Expedition of 19211922 is often cited by historians as the dividing line between the "Heroic" and "Mechanical" ages. During this period the South Pole was first reached, and much of the continent's coastline was discovered and mapped, and significant areas of its interior were explored.

Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: THE JOURNALS OF CAPTAIN R.G. SCOTT'S LAST POLAR EXPEDITION R.F. Scott c. 1995 Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Scott, R.F.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $14.96 (60%)
- Item # PL183-693
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION THE JOURNALS Robert Falcon Scott 1983 Paperback Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Scott, Robert Falcon
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $10.96 (73%)
- Item # PL182-6932
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION THE JOURNALS Robert Falcon Scott 1957 Paperback Near Fine
By: Scott, Robert Falcon
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $9.96 (67%)
- Item # PL182B-338
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SCOTT [A Walk to the Pole] Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize Roger Mear and Robert Swan 1989 Paperback WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE. 3 copies available
By: Mear, Roger and Robert Swan
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # PL236-3383
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LOST PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAPTAIN SCOTT David Wilson 2011 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Wilson, David, Herbert Ponting, Robert Scott
Price $24.99
- Item # PL4252-338p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ANTARCTIC CHALLENGED Admiral Lord Mountevans 1956 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Near Fine
By: Mountevans, Admiral Lord
Price $4.99
- Item # PL6297-293
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCOTT'S LAST VOYAGE THROUGH THE ANTARCTIC CAMERA OF HERBERT PONTING Ann Savours 1975 1st ed or 2nd prtg Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Savours, Ann (Editor) and Herbert Ponting
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $89.96 (90%)
- Item # PL6381-3382
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A WALK TO THE POLE: TO THE HEART OF ANTARCTICA IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SCOTT Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize Roger Mear and Robert Swan 1987 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Mear, Roger and Robert Swan
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $15.96 (64%)
- Item # PL236A-7843
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD: ANTARCTIC 1910-1913 2 Vols. Apsley Cherry-Garrard 1923 1st US ed Hardcover Very Good
By: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Price $399.00 ~ Regular $1200.00, You Save $801.00 (67%)
- Item # PL47E-338p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC Elspeth Huxley 1978 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available
By: Huxley, Elspeth
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $19.96 (80%)
- Item # PL118A-3383
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH John Muir 1938 Very Good
By: Muir, John
Price $35.00
- Item # OP3672B-355
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOW TO CLIMB MONT BLANC IN A SKIRT: A HANDBOOK FOR THE LADY ADVENTURER Mick Conefrey 2011 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Like New Multiple copies available
By: Conefrey, Mick
Price $35.00
- Item # OP4452-2073
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DUKE OF THE ABRUZZI: AN EXPLORER'S LIFE Mirella Tenderini 1997 1st ed Hardcover D Multiple Copies Available
By: Tenderini, Mirella and Michael Shandrick
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $19.96 (80%)
- Item # BK1533-5834
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY: AN ASCENT OF MONT BLANC BY A NEW ROUTE AND WITHOUT GUIDES Hudson, Charles and Edward Shirley Kennedy New Paperback 2 Copies Available
By: Hudson, Charles and Edward Shirley Kennedy
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.05 (67%)
- Item # BK2352-6112
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA THE FIRST CONQUEST OF AN 8000-METER PEAK [26,493 feet] Maurice Herzog 2011 Paperback Near Fine
By: Herzog, Maurice
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $16.95, You Save $6.96 (41%)
- Item # BK637A-611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE BLACK CLIFF: THE HISTORY OF CLIMBING ON CLOGWYN D'UR ARDDU Soper, Wilson and Crew 1971 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Soper, Jack, Ken Wilson and Peter Crew
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $125.00 (50%)
- Item # OP631A-207
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPIRIT OF THE AGE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S MOST DISTINGUISHED ROCK CLIMBER, ROYAL ROBBINS Pat Ament 1992 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine INSCRIBED by Royal Robbins
By: Ament, Pat
Price $200.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $50.00 (20%)
- Item # OP53B-197
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NEXT HORIZON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY II Chris Bonington 1973 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine 2 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP283A-4982
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
COMING THROUGH: EXPEDITIONS TO CHOGOLISA AND MENLUNGTSE Andy Fanshawe 1990 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Fanshawe, Andy
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # BK1742A-218
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BELOW ANOTHER SKY: A MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE IN SEARCH OF A LOST FATHER Rick Ridgeway 2001 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available
By: Ridgeway, Rick
Price $7.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $16.96 (68%)
- Item # BK1969-2184
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
偽物ブランド ブランドルイヴィトンコピー