London: George Newnes, LTD, 1913. Near Fine. First Edition. [9.5x6.5in]; 23 pp., Captain Scott's Last Message and facsimile, 15 images; Part II 120-145 pp., 21 images (1 in blue tint) routes and facsimiles; Part III 245-264 pp., 16 images (5 in blue tint) routes and facsimiles; Part IV 365-383 pp., 111 images in blue tint and facsimile of Scott's tribute to Captain Oates; All four issues bound in black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front, all edges trimmed, heavy end papers; Minor shelf wear to covers edges and corners with some rubbing , several light stain spots on covers, spine faded, top and bottom of spine worn, several newspaper articles laid in and pasted to end papers, including the Morning Post November 6, 1913, January 17, 1914, August 11, 1925 and newspaper photographs of the Scott National Memorial, Bookbinder stamp on rear end paper. Item #13558
The London Strand magazine 1891 to 1950 was an institution publishing many well known books in serial form prior to issuance as a book. And, in many cases, provided readers with advance excerpts of tales from explorers prior to issuance of the official reports or book. This is a privately bound compilation of part of the issues relating to the first publication of the journals of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who died along with Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans, on their return from the South Pole in March 1913.