By Herbert G. Ponting
London   Duckworth
8.5" by 5.5" [6], vii-xxvi, [1], 2-305, [1pp]
Sir Peter Scott's copy of this vividly descriptive biography on his father, Sir Robert Falcon Scott, the Polar explorer, illustrated throughout.
By Herbert G. Ponting

1928 The Great White South, or, With Scott in the Antarctic

London   Duckworth
8.5" by 5.5" [6], vii-xxvi, [1], 2-305, [1pp]
Sir Peter Scott's copy of this vividly descriptive biography on his father, Sir Robert Falcon Scott, the Polar explorer, illustrated throughout.
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Illustrated, Leather Binding

An association copy, from the library of Sir Peter Scott.

A biography of the life and voyages of Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

Robert Falcon Scott was a renowned Royal Navy officer and explorer. During his career he led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions, the 1901-1904 Discovery expedition, and the 1910-1913 Terra Nova expedition, on which he died. After his early death he became a celebrated hero amongst the British Public.

In Robert's final letter to his wife, he advised her to make Peter has interested in natural history as possibly, in order to follow in his own footsteps.

Peter Scott did indeed have an interest in natural history, becoming an ornithologist, conservationalist, and painter. From a young age he had an interest in the observing and shooting of wildfowl, taking to breeding them later in his life.

Illustrated with a frontispiece, and ninety-five plates.

Collated, complete.

By Herbert G. Ponting, the photographer who accompanied Scott on his Terra Nova Expedition.

Prize label to the front paste down, presented from the St. Edward's College Liverpool to Arthur G. Morgan in 1929.

The eighth impression of this work.

Condition

In a full morocco binding. Externally, smart. Spine is a little faded. A little rubbing and light marks to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the spine and extremities. Light spots to the fore edge. Prize label to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some odd spots.

Very Good

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