CHARCOT (JEAN-BAPTISTE) Journal de l'expédition Antarctique Française, 1903-1905, FIRST EDITION, Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1906
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CHARCOT (JEAN-BAPTISTE) Journal de l'expédition Antarctique Française, 1903-1905, FIRST EDITION, Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1906
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CHARCOT (JEAN-BAPTISTE)
Journal de l'expédition Antarctique Française, 1903-1905. Le "Français" au Pôle sud, FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "hommage J.B. Charcot XII. 06" on title, upwards of 300 illustrations and plates (many photographic), one folding map (loose), publisher's pictorial wrappers, small piece torn away at foot of spine, otherwise very clean [Conrad, p.134; Renard 300; Rosove 60.A1.c; Spence 253; Taurus 54; Headland 1631; OCLC 1259124], 4to (283 x 193mm.), Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1906

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  • FINE COPY, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, IN THE PUBLISHER'S ATTRACTIVE PICTORIAL WRAPPERS. The first French Antarctic expedition, after which "Charcot returned to a hero's welcome. The expedition had lost not a single life, almost a thousand miles of coast had been charted, and the first accurate map of western archipelago of Graham Land had been compiled" (Howgego). This is the official narrative, including several specialist Scientific reports. No English translation exists.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from David Lilburne.
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