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: Jan 1922, Duckworth, London
Specifications: 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 170 bw photos, gilt-lettered blue cloth
Condition: cloth spine faded, pulled top spine, signed ‘John R Molholm 1961 Christchurch, NZ’ on ffep, tight, very 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.

Identical to the first edition with the exception of the frontis which has been swapped in position with another image. Subsequent editions were in a smaller format. Molholm was a glaciologist at Wilkes Station in 1957. Molholm Island is named after him. Uncommon.

AB-USN 23-60.30, Conrad p.183, Karrow 566, Meadows 333, Renard 1237, Rosove 251.A2, Spence 926, Stam p.89, Taurus 82





















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