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The South Polar Times Vol IV

Author(s): [Cherry-Garrard].

Copyright: 2010, UK
Specifications: facs ltd 500 #’ed copies, 4to, pp.xiii, 3-87, [106], 91-227, color frontis, 4 bw photos on card w/ tissue, 11 color & 19 bw photos, 34 color & 16 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, ribbon, gilt lettered spine & front, blue cloth w/ color port in gilt frame
Condition: issued w/o dj, cloth new

Ninety-seven years after the facsimile publication of Volume III, the South Polar Times is complete with this facsimile publication of the manuscript of Volume IV, held by the Scott Polar Research Institute. All four volumes of this expedition ‘magazine’ were single-copy products from Scott’s two expeditions; the first two volumes from the British National Antarctic ‘Discovery’ Expedition (1901-04), the latter two from the British Antarctic ‘Terra Nova’ Expedition (1910-13). Volume III was created during the first Antarctic winter of 1911, prior to Scott’s departure for the South Pole, with Cherry-Garrard as editor and typist, and Wilson as principal illustrator. Volume IV was produced during the second winter of 1912. At this time the fates of both the Pole Party and Northern Party were unknown. Editing was again done by Cherry-Garrard with the assistance of Debenham. Without the illustrations of Wilson and photos by Ponting, who had returned home, this volume was considered to be below the standard of the other three, although better than expected, and was not reproduced in facsimile. Facsimile editions of Volume I and II were issued in a limited edition of 250 copies (1907) and Volume III in a limited edition of 350 copies (1914). A 3-volume Centenary Edition, limited to 350 copies, was also produced in 2002. Now, after many years, Volume IV, in a limited edition of 500 copies, takes its rightful place alongside the previous three volumes. The complete text encompasses 106 unnumbered pages printed on their recto sides. The volume is enhanced with an introduction by Ann Savours on the tradition of polar publishing, an annotated list of the contents of Volumes I – III, biographies of those who contributed to the South Polar Times, appendices on sledging flags, and more. This book weighs four pounds.

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