Edward Wilson Nature Lover by George Seaver
Edward Wilson Nature Lover
by George Seaver
John Murray, 1950, illustrated colour plates, illustrated frontispiece, black and white illustrations in text, gilt embossed illustration on front cover, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners inscription in pencil on front end-paper, price-clipped dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, small chips and tears, minor creasing (see photographs)
"The more intimately the personality of Edward Wilson is revealed, the more vividly his qualities of charm and his scientific faculty appear. He was rightly called the "mind" of the Expeditions led by Captain Scott of the Antarctic; and this work, largely based upon his private journals, reveals the man himself as well as the artist and naturalist. What he has to say of his scientific discoveries in that southern world has its values, and the unlearned can appreciate his records as well as men of science; but it is Wilson's personality that counts, and here it is revealed as the joy that it was to those who knew him and as an enduring inspiration to all."