Henry Bowers’ diary

21 August 2011

Henry Robertson Bowers was a member of Robert Scott’s second Antarctic expedition, and one of the party of five who reached the South Pole in January 1912. He kept a diary throughout his time in Antarctica. It is now the property of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, who are publishing it for the first time. We are delighted that they have chosen us to print the book. It will be set in Monotype Imprint, issued by the Monotype Corporation in 1912.

The book is currently being planned. It will probably be set in 10/11 point, and we’re doing tests, calculations and estimates to decide on paper and number of pages.

We intend to Tweet about the project as it progresses.



3 Responses to “Henry Bowers’ diary”

  1. Looks lovely, will look forward to seeing shots of the final book.

  2. Colin McNicoll Says:

    I’ve just pre-ordered my copy from the first 200 and i’m thrilled out of my mind!!
    Only just discovered your work and it restores my faith in the survival of the book, in all its’ beauty and magnificence.
    I’m not an enemy of the Kindle…it has its’ place and usage…it’s simply that I can’t bear the thought of a world without books.
    Keep up the fantastic work, guys. We lovers of the printed word, will forever be in your debt!

  3. Gordon Chesterman Says:

    Beautiful book, well worth the wait, and a great read too.
    Well done to H&E and congratulations to the Scott Polar Institute for commissioning it in the first place.

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