By Jean Charcot; A. Menegax
Paris   Masson et Cie.
11.5" by 9" 79pp, xiiipl.
A fascinating extract of the scientific documents from the French Antarctic expedition from 1903 to 1905, this extract being on Antarctique birds..
By Jean Charcot; A. Menegax

1906 Extrait de l'Expédition Antarctique Française [1903-1905]

Paris   Masson et Cie.
11.5" by 9" 79pp, xiiipl.
A fascinating extract of the scientific documents from the French Antarctic expedition from 1903 to 1905, this extract being on Antarctique birds..
£45.00
: 1.5kgs / : 769A27

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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound, Uncommon

An extract from the scientific reports of the French Antarctic expedition of 1903. This volume being on Antarctic birds. In the original French. 

A fascinating study on birds from the observations made on the French Antarctic expedition of 1903, led by Jean Charcot.

Illustrated with twenty three plates. 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.

Rebound in quarter burgundy calf with the original wraps.

Condition

Rebound in quarter leather and laminated boards, facsimile of the original wrapper. With the original wraps boun in with the volume. Kenn Back's bookplate to the front pastedown. Externally excellent. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are generally clean throughout with a minor spotting to the occasional leaf. Illustrated with twenty three plates. Collated, complete.

Very Good Indeed

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