~~ Book 1906111118a ~~
A noted photographer, Ponting spent three years traveling throughout Japan. This was just prior to his travels with Scott and Shackleton in the Antarctic, as the official photographer for the expeditions.
While identical in all other respects, I have seen the books (black and white and hand colored) with 4 images (2 folded pages) in a different order. Those images are noted by an * in the listing below.
A similar companion book was published in 1905 titled Fuji San. It contained H.G. Pontings photographs of Mt Fuji which were rendered in collotype by K. Ogawa. For more information on that book, click here.
I have examined first edition books, as this one, with two slightly different covers. I call this Cover Type A. To see Covers Type A & B, click here.
A second edition of the book was printed in 1920 with collotypes by the Taikosha. For more information on the second edition, click here.
Collotypes (Black and White Collotype Plate Edition).
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