COOK (FREDERICK A.) Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-99, New York, Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900
Lot 23
COOK (FREDERICK A.) Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-99, New York, Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,311) inc. premium
Lot Details
Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-99. A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" among Newly Discovered Lands, and Over an Unknown Sea about the South Pole, first trade edition (issued almost simultaneously with the de luxe edition), half-title, frontispiece, 76 plates, 21 illustrations and maps in text, publisher's blue pictorial cloth gilt, upper cover with an image of a penguin on the ice with ship in the background, a penguin on spine, t.e.g., others untrimmed, spine slightly faded otherwise very fine [Renard 358; Rosove 76.A2.b; Spence 312; OCLC 959712], 8vo (236 x 165 mm.), New York, Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900


  • A lively account, written for English language readers, which appeared before those of Gerlache and Lecointe, the expedition leaders. Frederick Cook (1865-1940) "who had to deal with not only physical conditions but also the mental hardships of the crew, soon proved himself the most valuable of the scientists... the extraordinary services rendered Frederick Cook, upon whom the survival of the expedition had depended, were fully acknowledged. He received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society of Belgium and knighthood from the King" (Howgego). Later he was hailed by Roosevelt as the first American to explore both Polar regions.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Bob Finch (High Latitude).
Lot symbols
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Books (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673
Similar items
DES BARRES, JOSEPH F. WALLET. 1722-1824. ARCTIC and ALASKA WHITNEY (HARRY) Hunting with the Eskimos, FIRST EDTION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED FOR MRS. JANE STILLMAN 1913 DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. The Works of Charles Dickens. "Household Edition." London: Chapman and Hall, London: Chapman and Hall, July 1871-January 1880. COLLECTION – LITERATURE no image [EXPLORER'S AUTOGRAPHS.]