London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913. Very Good. Second Edition. London: Smith, Elder & Co.; 1913; Second Edition, two volume set [6.75x9.25”]; Dark blue cloth covers with blind stamped borders and gilt lettering on front and spine with gilt rule, top edge gilt with other edges uncut; Vol. I  xxvi, 633 pp., folding map with tipped in explanatory note at rear,  advertisements, sepia portrait frontispiece, 6 photogravure plates, 10 colored plates, 2 folding plates, 101 plates of 133 photographs, 2 facsimile extracts from Scott’s diary and 7 sketches in text [photogravure and colored plates from sketches and painting by E.O. Wilson, photographs by Herbert Ponting], Vol. II xiv, , 534 pp., folding map at rear, sepia portrait frontispiece, 8 colored plates, 3 double page plates, 72 plates of 104 photographs, 7 folding maps and 8 sketches in text; Vol. I shelf wear and rubbing to covers and spine, corners bumped and bent, cover boards. Item #13045
cracked in places with cloth ribbing, top and bottom of spine worn and top split at rear hinge, front hinge cracked and loose, Vol. II shelf wear and rubbing to covers and spine, corners bumped, rear cover board 1” dents to top and bottom edges, top and bottom of spine worn, in both volumes text block has occasional minor foxing, prior owner 1913 ink inscription on front free endpaper and subsequent owner 1960 bookplate. Overall condition is very good. [Rosove 290.A2, Howgego S13].