BERNACCHI (LOUIS) To the South Polar Regions: Expedition of 1898-1900
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BERNACCHI (LOUIS) To the South Polar Regions: Expedition of 1898-1900
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BERNACCHI (LOUIS)
To the South Polar Regions: Expedition of 1898-1900, first edition, FIRST ISSUE, half-title, 2 folding maps and one folding plate, illustrations (some full-page), 4-page publisher's catalogue at end, occasional spotting, large colour map with several repairs on verso, both maps with short tears (no loss), publisher's first issue binding of green ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt, extremities slightly rubbed [Taurus Collection 25; Spence 129], 8vo, Hurst and Blackett, 1901

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  • Bernacchi's scarce account of the Southern Cross expedition of 1898-1900, the first to include a planned overwintering in Antarctica. The rather frail nature of this first issue binding led the publishers to issue a more hard-wearing red cloth version that same year, "with the result that few copies survive in truly fine condition" (Taurus Collection).
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