A Tale for Our Generation: An Account of the 'Winter Journey': Wilson, Edward & Henry Bowers
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A Tale for Our Generation: An Account of the 'Winter Journey'

Author(s): Wilson, Edward & Henry Bowers

Copyright: 2011, Australia
Specifications: 1st thus, 8vo, pp.95, photo frontis, 8 color plates, 5 bw photos, 4 pencil sketches, 2 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth
Condition: issued w/o dj, cloth new

A collection of two manuscripts regarding the Winter Journey undertaken by three of Capt. Scott’s men (Bowers, Cherry-Garrard, Wilson) to the Emperor Penguin rookery at Cape Crozier as part of the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Cherry-Garrard described the journey in his classic book ‘The Worst Journey in the World’. Collected here, for the first time, are the manuscript accounts by the other two participants. Wilson’s original 40-page manuscript is titled ‘Sledge Journey to Cape Crozier from Cape Evans June 27th 1911 to Aug. 1st 1911’. Interspersed are pencil sketches and margin notes (possibly by Scott or Cherry-Garrard). This report was published in volume 2 of ‘Scott’s Last Expedition’ but with only one pencil sketch. Bowers’ 16-page manuscript is titled 'Winter Journey - Dr. Wilson, Apsley Cherry-Garrard & Lieutenant H. R. Bowers, Midwinter 1911'. Temperatures during this dark journey reached as low as minus 77ºF. These two historic manuscripts were sold at auction in 2009 for £135,000 and are an important companion to Cherry-Garrard’s account.

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