1904 Au Pole Antarctique
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Otto Nordenskjold (1869-1928) was a Finnish-Swedish polar explorer and geologist remembered for leading in the 1901-1904 Swedish Antarctic Expedition, which recovered important geological samples and marine samples.
Undated; dated from copies on Jisc.
Bound with the original paper wraps preserved.
Translated into French by Charles Radot.
Illustrated with one hundred and four in-text vignette and full page illustrations. Collated, complete.
From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.
In a quarter crushed morocco binding. Externally very smart, with just a little wear to the head and tail of the spine and bumping to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Ownership bookplate to the front pastedown. Pages are a touch foxed in places and a little age-toned.
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