Into the Unknown

Tales from the Great Explorers
Introduced by Alexander Maitland

Sourced from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, these accounts give an explorer’s eye-view of some of the most extraordinary human journeys ever undertaken.

If the restless travellers of exploration’s heroic age could be said to have a home, it would surely be the august halls of the Royal Geographical Society, where many of the world’s most distinguished explorers gave acclaimed lectures on their experiences. The Folio Society has collected 14 of the most remarkable accounts from the archives of the RGS (with the Institute of British Geographers), spanning almost a century, from Speke and Grant’s 1863 report of their search for the source of the Nile to John Hunt and Edmund Hillary’s thrilling description of the conquest of Everest in 1953.

Bound in printed and blocked cloth

Set in Bulmer

440 pages

Frontispiece and 55 pages of integrated black & white photographs

10˝ x 6¼˝

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