Very Good in Near Fine jacket. Solid binding. excellent jacket, in protective plastic covering. Two stamps of former owner's "Salt Spring Library" one on inside front cover, one on back inside cover. No card or any other library markings. Top of first page is a short line of black marker., probably covering a previous owner name. Jacket has no tears or scuffs.
[0-8142-0548-8] 1993, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Fine in fine dust jacket. xxx, , 418pp. Small Quarto in original cloth and dust jacket with illustrations in text from photos and drawings by Pat F. Wright (including maps. Account of Scott's last expedition by the expedition's physicist and glaciologist based on his diaries and letters. This copy is signed and dated by Bull on titlepage. Signed by Colin Bull.
As one of the scientists on Scott's Last Expedition, "Silas" Wright's diary provides an interesting and necessary perspective on the epic tale, not covered by naval commander Scott or chronicler Cherry-Garrard. Add to this Wright's distinctive personality and you have a book that's not just fascinating but often rather funny. The editors have done a marvellous job of providing context and filling in gaps in the narrative (Wright being more concerned with physics than writing in his diary, at times), and his daughter Pat's ink illustrations are fantastic.
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