Edward Wilson. Excellent in Very Good jacket. Book. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Full dark blue cloth over boards, spine and front cover stamped in gold foil. Fold-out map. Jacket, in mylar, has tears at top; yellowing at top. Binding shows wear at spine and corners. A label from Humanities Press has been partially removed from the right-front endpaper; slight water wrinkling in center of upper third of endpaper only. Crack in binding between pages 352 and 353, but firm. Illustrated with 47 wonderful watercolors by Wilson and many drawings and reproductions from the original journal of the expedition. Wilson's portrait is frontispiece; the heads of sixteen members of the crew are given in silhouette on pages 398-9; photography of the entire crew is on p. 16. Index, appendices give list of birds seen, books for further reading, references. A good copy of a fine book. Edited from the original mss. in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge by Ann Savours.
Wilson, Edward w/foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G., Humanities Press, nd (1967), ncrd, 1st U.S. Edition? , cloth w/gilt illus. spine & gilt titles, vg-fine w/vg dj (minor chip), 416 pp w/index & appendices, B & W/color photographic & other illus (47 watercolor by the author), Sm 4to, "Edited from the Original Mss. in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge by Ann Savours" Wilson, Edward.
1966. Blandford. First. Hard Cover. Book-VG. Dj-VG, protective covered. 9.5x7.5. 415pp. Colour frontis, many colour & b/w plates & illus. Edward Wilson is one of the great figures of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. He was a member, as zoologist and doctor, of both Scott's Antarctic expeditions, 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 in 1912. His diary of the 'Discovery' expedition is illustrated with his watercolour paintings and delicate pencil drawings.
Near fine. 1st Edition. 416pp. Quarto, bound in blue boards with gold gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Frontispiece portrait of Wilson, and illustrated with his watercolours and drawings as well as maps and other materials from the Scott Polar Research Institute. Faint rubbing to extremities, else near fine. Unclipped dust jacket has small closed tear to back panel. near fine A lovely copy of this first UK edition, lavishly illustrated. Edward Wilson-physician, zoologist, and talented amateur artist-would die with Scott on the Terra Nova expedition in 1912.
Very Good in Good jacket. Signed By Director. Signed with dedication by Gordon Robin, at that time director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, along with 4 other original signatures (other institute members? ). A solid copy with clean pages and 47 watercolor illustrations by the author. Foldout map on blue paper in rear. Sturdy covers with moderate light wear to corner tips. Spine gilting is excellent. Binding has a little play, probably due to the quantity of pages. JAcket is bright, but worn with tears at edges. Heavy and oversize, so please allow for extra shipping on international or priority orders. Benefits the Friends of the Albany, CA library.
GOOD. JACKET: TORN DJ. 7X10. General shelf wear, Dj encased in protective plastic cover, front endpaper pencil marking, text is unmarked, clean pages and body, blue map attached to rear endpaper, good tight binding, additional postage maybe required _PAB_
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