South Polar Times [Complete]. Ernest Shackleton, Cpt. Robert Falon Scott, Edward Wilson, Ann Savours, Commentary.

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South Polar Times [Complete].

London: Folio Society, 2012. Limited Edition. Original Wraps and Hardcover. With a Commentary by Ann Savours. First compete facsimile, produced by the Folio Society in association with Royal Geographical Society, British Library, and the Scott Polar Research Institute. Complete in twelve volumes plus slipcased Commentary.
"Captain Scott led two expeditions to the Antarctic: on the ship Discovery in 1901–4 and the Terra Nova in 1910–13. He and his men waited out the long months of winter darkness carrying out scientific research and then used the brief summers to explore the uncharted continent. To entertain themselves during those interminable winters, expedition members created a magazine – the South Polar Times. Typed up and illustrated with expedition members’ own text, paintings, sketches and photographs, each issue was read aloud to all hands." [publisher's statement]
"The South Polar Times was a magazine created by the crew of the two Antarctic voyages led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott in the early 20th century: the Discovery Expedition (1901–04), and the Terra Nova Expedition (1910–13). It documents first-hand many professional and personal aspects of Antarctic exploration,[1] and highlights some of the physical and psychological hardships the men suffered. It was established in part to entertain the crew, all of whom were offered the opportunity to contribute. The magazine combines watercolour paintings, cartoons, and photographs with weather reports, essays, and other colloquial and scientific observations." Fine in Fine Slipcase and Archvial Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred [wraps and commentary]; tight and unmarred [box and slipcase]. Cream paper wraps, blue cloth binding; white ink lettering; grey cloth slipcase with blue paper spine label and white ink lettering. 8vo. Var. pag. Illus. (color and b/w illus). Limited edition of 1000 copies. Item #10442

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