London: John Murray, 1952. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. London: John Murray; 1952; First Edition [5.5x8”]; Cream-white boards with with debossed blue snow flake patterns and blue lettering on spine, cartographic end papers; Dark turquoise dust wrapper with brown and white lettering and brown images on front cover and spine, narrative on back covers of brown lettering on white background; [viii], 146 pp., pen and ink illustrations throughout, ; Binding a little toned with minor shelf wear, prior owner name on half title; Dust jacket with chips at corners and top and bottom of spine; Over all condition is Very Good; Rosove 90.A1, Howgego S13. Item #11260
This is a collection of remembrances of the author on the lighter and personal stories of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole (1910-1912), which ended in tragedy for the polar team. Debenham was the last member to write about the expedition and includes tributes to Edward Wilson, who also died with Scott returning from the pole.
An important work describing life during the expedition and is similar to Murray’s Antarctic Days from the 1907-09 Shackleton expedition.
Debenham went on to write many other related books and became the first director of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.