1943 Quinze Mois Dans l'Antarctique
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Early Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, Signed
The third edition of this work, in the original French.
An association copy signed by two of Adrien de Gerlache's sons, Philippe and Gaston, to the front pastedown.
With a smart slipcase added in 2004 by Law Bindery in Australia.
Adrien de Gerlache de Montgomery was the commandant of the Belgica. This volume recounts his Belgian Antarctic expedition of 1897 to 1899 in Greenland, and received a prize on its publication in 1901 by the Académie Française.
With an introduction and a biographical sketch by the editor.
Richly illustrated with various plates throughout.
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.
Back was gifted this book by Chris Hurst, the publisher, in 1998, the year in which he published the first English translation of the book.
In the original publisher's illustrated wraps. Externally very smart with only minor shelf wear ad a slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Signed by Philippe and Gaston De Gerlache de Gomery, author's sons to the front pastedown. With Kenn Back's bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound, with some leaves uncut. The pages are bright and clean, with various plates to embellish the narrative.
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