Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans of Chelsea KCB DSO (1881-1957), known as "Teddy" Evans, was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. He served as second-in-command on Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1910-1913 and as captain of the expedition ship Terra Nova. He attended the ...
Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans of Chelsea KCB DSO (1881-1957), known as "Teddy" Evans, was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. He served as second-in-command on Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1910-1913 and as captain of the expedition ship Terra Nova. He attended the Royal Naval College from 1900-1902. In 1900 he was promoted to Acting Sub- Lieutenant, then Sub-Lieutenant and Lieutenant in 1902 and then served as second officer of the Morning from 1901 till 1904. Scott offered Evans the position with his second expedition as a means of persuading him to drop plans for his own competing expedition to explore King Edward VII Land. In Antarctica, he was initially in charge of Scott's motor-sledge party. After the sledges broke down, he continued south, man-hauling, as the leader of the last supporting party to accompany Scott to the pole. After hearing from Scott that he was not going to be one of the men making the final push to the South Pole, he turned back in 1912, within 150 miles of the pole.
This VG hb would have been rated Fine, but for exlibrary status, a few small corner bends, tiny spot on foredge. No dust jacket. Few library markings confined to front and back, clean text, tight binding. No use on check out card. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4", 19 Chapters, 3 maps, 28 unnumbered Illustrations. 284 p. Well priced copies with crisp photographs are hard to find. Born in 1881, the author's interest in Antarctic explorations began in 1900.
Very Good- Red faux leather hardcover without dust jacket, in plain matching burgundy slipcase (rubbed, torn at one seam), top edge gilt very bright and clear, gilt lettering on front cover, spine gilt sun faded, undated (c1920s), 284 pages, plus frontpiece of Scott and foldout map at end; book tight in binding, very gently read, if at all, foxing spots to edges with some light penetration to outer margins, additional foxing to first and last 10/15 pages, but most pages otherwise fresh and white, clean and unmarked.
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