South Polar Times

Introduced by Ann Savours

Published in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, the British Library and the Scott Polar Research Institute, this Folio edition is the complete facsimile of all 12 original issues of the South Polar Times – Captain Scott’s expedition magazine.

From day to day the traveller bold
In polar regions, I am told
Thinks much of this; indeed it may
Be said to cheer him all the way.

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.

Bound in printed and blocked cloth
Pages are facsimiles from the original journals reproduced to same dimensions
Printed slipcase
Ribbon marker
11˝ x 8¼˝

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