Last Minute Christmas Shopping? Support the Fine Books Ecosystem!

I fully intend on keeping Books and Vines a non-sales site.  First, I am simply a buyer, reader, and lover of finely done classic literature.  I have no ‘skin in the game’ when it comes to buying or selling books.  Secondly, I am sure you all get bombarded with enough advertising and requests for you to spend money — I have no intent on ever … Continue reading Last Minute Christmas Shopping? Support the Fine Books Ecosystem!

The Voyage of the Discovery, by Robert Falcon Scott, Signed First Edition from 1905

In the early years of the twentieth century, the British began a significant effort to explore the Antarctic region for the attainment of scientific and geographical knowledge. The British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, was the first such effort. Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) led this expedition, sailing upon the SS Discovery. This first expedition was somewhat successful in attaining the scientific objectives set out for it, while being … Continue reading The Voyage of the Discovery, by Robert Falcon Scott, Signed First Edition from 1905