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GREAT WHITE SOUTH Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic. And an Introduction by Lady Scott

Ponting Herbert G.

Published by London Duckworth & Co. 1923, 1923
Hardcover
From Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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Early impression (first published in 1921). 164 photographic illustrations by the author, 11 by Captain Scott and others, map and 2 drawings. 8vo, publisher’s original pale blue cloth ruled, lettered and decorated in black on the upper cover and spine. xxvi, 305, [1] pp. A very good copy of this scarce and important book, with a bit of the typical foxing and light age evidence to the cloth, otherwise clean throughout. AN IMPORTANT WORK IN THE ANTARCTIC OEUVRE. The Times Literary Supplement states: "‘This is a truly wonderful picture-book, and all who can buy, beg, or borrow it will rejoice in its possession, permanent or temporary. But it is much more than a picture-book. It deals with the human side of the expedition in a way that was scarcely possible with other books. A charming Introduction by Lady Scott puts into words what every reader will feel, and draws attention to the loyalty to the leader of the expedition which pervades the book.Mr. Ponting is to be congratulated sincerely on the beautiful setting he has provided for this great memory." Lady Scott quotes her husband’s praise for Ponting: "‘Of the many admirable points in his work perhaps the most notable are his eye for a picture and the mastery he has acquired of ice subjects. The composition of his pictures is extraordinarily good; he seems to know by instinct the exact value of foreground and middle distance and of the introduction of ‘life’, whilst with more technical skill he emphasises the subtle shadows of the snow and reproduces its wonderfully transparent texture. He is an artist in love with his work, and it was good to hear his enthusiasm for results of the past and plans for the future.’" A marvelous pictorial record of not only the great final expedition of Captain Scott and his men (1910-1913 ), but of the life and scenery of the Antarctic. Bookseller Inventory # 26988

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Title: GREAT WHITE SOUTH Being an Account of ...

Publisher: London Duckworth & Co. 1923

Publication Date: 1923

Binding: Hardcover

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