HERBERT GEORGE PONTING (1871-1935)
The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913: An album containing 442 silver gelatin contact prints by Ponting and others, [1910-1913], oblong 2°, 123/8 x 17¾in. (31.3 x 45cm.). 51 grey-card leaves (50 with prints mounted recto and verso, 1 mounted recto only), the prints 5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm.) and smaller, each with typed number and title on mounted slip beneath. (Most with very slight fading to extremities.) Original grey cloth by Raines & Co. of Ealing (extremities lightly rubbed).
A FINE SELECTION OF MOST OF THE GREATEST IMAGES FROM SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION , THE MAJORITY BY PONTING.
The numbers which begin the typed title labels beneath each print refer to Ponting's numbering of all the photographs that were taken during the expedition. The date of assembly of the album cannot be given with any certainty, but, given certain similarities between it and the album belonging to Evans sold in these rooms, 17 September 1999, lot 252, it seems likely that it was assembled by Ponting at a similar date.
Robert Falcon SCOTT and others. - A collection of 22 ink signatures of various members of the B.A.E. [1910-1913]. 12 on a single sheet of lined paper (22.7 x 17.7cm.), 10 on the front of two B.A.E. envelopes (9.3 x 12cm.).
The following signatures are present: Wright, Day, Priestley, Simpson, Lillie, Atkinson, Debenham, Drake, Pennell, Taylor, Gran and Bowers on the lined paper; Scott, Oates, Levick and Bruce on one envelope; Nelson, Cherry-Garrard, Wilson, Edward Evans, Campbell and Meares on the second envelope.
W.HILLSDON of Lyttelton, New Zealand (photographer). A machine-print photograph, titled in the negative 'Officers and Crew. Capt Scott's Antarctic Exped. 1910... 26/11/10', (24.5 x 30cm.). (Tears to extremities, with some loss).
SUTCLIFFE & AKERS of Melbourne, Australia (photographer). A photograph of 12 members of the expedition aboard the Terra Nova, , (15.2 x 20.1cm.), photographer's ink stamp on verso.
A collection of 18 related photographs, and a menu in French.