"Unicode" (Cook's Special Edition).

SCOTT Robert Falcon (1909.)

£1500.00 

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The Universal Telegraphic Phrase Book. A Code of Cypher Words in use at Home and Abroad in Inland and Foreign Telegrams. Original blue cloth, gilt on upper board, a little rubbed. Elastic fastening band affixed to rear board. Light browning to all leaves before xii with slight marginal loss. A single Roneo sheet for use on the expedition mounted on front pastedown, this with a small browned hole with loss of a few characters. [xxiv], 354, 6.ads.pp. London, Thomas Cook & Son,

This was Scott's copy. Glued onto the front pastedown are instructions from his publisher (Smith, Elder & Co) for proper forms of address in telegrams as well as Smith, Elder's telegraphic address. Unicode was a simple language which substituted single words for common phrases. It was used primarily to reduce the costs of communication. The book was returned to Kathleen Scott with Scott's other belongings from the hut at Cape Evans in 1912.

Stock Code: 194183

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