Au Pays des Manchots. Georges Lecointe.
Au Pays des Manchots.
Au Pays des Manchots.
Au Pays des Manchots.
Au Pays des Manchots.
Au Pays des Manchots.
Au Pays des Manchots.

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

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