PONTING (HERBERT) The Great White South, FIRST EDITION, Duckworth, 1921
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PONTING (HERBERT) The Great White South, FIRST EDITION, Duckworth, 1921
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The Great White South. Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scotts South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic, first edition, frontispiece and 96 photographic plates, one map, publisher's blue cloth gilt, spine slightly faded [Conrad, p.183; Renard 1236; Rosove 251.A1; Spence 925; OCLC1000701], 8vo (238 x 159mm.), Duckworth, 1921


  • A professional photographer by trade, Ponting was asked by Scott to produce the visual record of his second Antarctic expedition. Ponting's hundreds of photographic images and his groundbreaking motion picture film set the standard for subsequent polar expedition photography. His narrative text in this book is also engaging and informative. Ponting returned from Antarctica with his photographs, motion picture films, and his extensive photographic equipment at the end of the 1911-12 Antarctic summer.

    Provenance: J.S. Schofield (neat signature inside upper cover); Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Bob Finch (High Latitude).
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