CHARCOT (JEAN-BAPTISTE) Le Pourquoi-pas? Dans l'Antarctique: Journal de la Deuxième Expédition ai Pole Sud, 1908-1910, FIRST EDITION, Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1910
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CHARCOT (JEAN-BAPTISTE) Le Pourquoi-pas? Dans l'Antarctique: Journal de la Deuxième Expédition ai Pole Sud, 1908-1910, FIRST EDITION, Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1910
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CHARCOT (JEAN-BAPTISTE)
Le Pourquoi-pas? dans l'Antarctique: Journal de la deuxième expédition au Pole Sud, 1908-1910, suivi des rapports scientifiques des membres de l'État-Major, first edition, preface by Paul Doumer, frontispiece, upwards of 280 photographic illustrations (one double-page, many full-page), other diagrams and illustrations in the text, 8 maps and plans (3 folding) early green morocco-backed boards by Flammarion, t.e.g., publisher's pictorial upper and lower wrappers bound in [Rosove 65.A1; Spence 256; Taurus 65; OCLC 1227051], 4to (287 x 200mm.), Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1910

Footnotes

  • First edition of Charcot's record of the second French Antarctic expedition. "The photography he brought back and publishes here, though the product of various members of the expedition, is far superior to any previous effort in the Antarctic" (Taurus). It was later translated into English, Spanish and German.

    Provenance: Martin L. Greene (Seattle); Christie's, 9 May 2002 (Andreas Zust), lot 179.
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