Au Pays des Manchots.
Hardcover. Recit du Voyage de la Belgica. Expedition Antarctique Belge. Lebegue, Bruxelles, 1910. Sm 4to.325 pp, 31 pp ills. (130 figs. in total), ills. throughout text, 4 maps, 3 folding. Period green cloth, vgc. See Spence 698 for 1st edition. Not in Spence. A very scarce book. There are several variations between this 1910 edition & the 1904 edition (Spence 698). The text in this edition is reset & printed on a somewhat larger format. There are 130 ills. in this edition, much expanded on the 93 that appear in the 1st. It has 4 maps in total, 3 of which are folding. The pp wrappers (rarely present) are usually described as being red with a multicolor ills. of ship and penguins on front, w/ title in white on cover and spine, but we have seen it once with attractive green pic. wrps. stamped in navy & white. There are no wrappers bound in this copy. Lecointe was 2nd in charge of Gerlache's 1897/8 expedition, which included Amundsen & Cook. Lecointe was scientific director of the Royal Belgian Observatory. No English edition was published. Scarce in either edition. Item #6357