FRICKER (KARL) Antarktis, FIRST EDITION, Schall & Grund, 1898; and two others, including the first English edition, MacMillan, 1900 (3)
Lot 4
FRICKER (KARL) Antarktis, FIRST EDITION, Schall & Grund, 1898; and two others, including the first English edition, MacMillan, 1900 (3)
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,923) inc. premium
Lot Details
FRICKER (KARL)
Antarktis. Die Erforschung des Südpolargebietes, first edition, 8 plates (one folding), illustrations in the text, faded ink reference number in margin of upper cover [Rosove 143.B1a; cf.Spence 484], 8vo (250 x 168mm.), Berlin, Schall & Grund, [c.1897]; Antarktis [Bibliothek der Länderkunde series], 8 plates, one folding map, illustrations in the text, 4 pages of advertisements [Rosove 143.A1b; Spence 484; OCLC 13624259], 8vo (250 x 168mm.), Berlin, Schall & Grund, 1898; The Antarctic Regions, first English edition, 12 plates, one folding map, illustrations in text [Renard 563; Rosove 144.A2; OCLC 3557994], 8vo (240 x 170mm.), Swan Sonnenschein, and New York, MacMillan, 1900, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, FINE COPIES (3)

Footnotes

  • A comprehensive overview of the history of Antarctic exploration prior to 1897. The two German editions are near identical in terms of text and plates, the Series edition with a short introduction. It is not quite clear which was published first. These copies are all in unusually fine condition.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle), from John Simper, Manfred Nosbüsch, and Michael Rosove, respectively.
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