LOST PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAPTAIN SCOTTDAVID M. WILSON Book Number: 90121 Product format: Hardback
Unseen images from the legendary Antarctic expedition, one of history's greatest adventures was captured on film by the legendary explorer himself Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN and his four intrepid fellow explorers and rediscovered a hundred years after his death. His legend is a symbol of fortitude and courage. Scott perished with his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole on March 29th 1912. Until this book, the history of the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition had been pieced together from Scott's own diaries and those of his companions, the sketches of 'Uncle Bill' Wilson, and the celebrated photographs of Herbert Ponting. Yet for the final fateful months of their journey, Scott also photographed this extraordinary scientific endeavour himself. Confronted with extreme climatic conditions and technical challenges here are breath-taking Polar panoramas, views of geographical and geological formations, shots of the activities of his team and their animals, lunch at camp, foundering in soft snow, looking towards the Granite Pillars from the Lower Glacier Depot 11th December 1911, ponies on the march, portraits of Henry 'Birdie' Bowers and Captain Oates. There is a complete list of the members of the expedition 1910 photographed on deck in double full page photograph, Herbert Ponting with hunting trophies, tributes from associations and newspapers and maps of the great ice barrier, an inset map showing the location of the area to illustrate the Pole journey, the Ferrar Glacier, the map of Ross Island West Coast and more. These photographs were lost and recovered, fought over and neglected and now at long last they are resurrected in this 2011 US first edition which has been unearthed from a US warehouse and imported by Bibliophile to list once again, such was its popularity when we first showed it. It is an iconic series of images remarkable both for their technical mastery and their poignancy, an indelible record of the doomed journey, this is a landmark book of photographs all accurately attributed, catalogued and published together for the first time. It is also a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone. 192 huge pages approx. 10" x 11".
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