The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
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The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic

Author(s): Ponting, Herbert G.

Copyright: (Oct) 1921, Duckworth, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 184 bw photos, 2 illus, diary entry, map, gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth
Condition: cloth w/ spine evenly faded, 3” repaired tear top spine front edge, 4” repaired tear bottom spine back edge, front hinge starting, name stamp on title page, good

Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only account of life in the Cape Evans environs while the Depot, Western, and Eastern (Northern) Parties were away, and it includes one of the two most complete descriptions of hut life during the first winter, the other being Taylor’s ‘With Scott’.” – Rosove. Ponting’s numerous photos are an exquisite addition to this narrative of the expedition. First printings of this classic work are increasingly hard to find. Uncommon.

AB-USN 23-60.30, Conrad p.183, Karrow 566, Meadows 333, Renard 1236, Rosove 251.A1, Spence 925, Stam p.89, Taurus 82.





















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