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First edition "To the South Polar Regions" by explorer Louis Bernacchi
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1901. First edition, first issue. Rubbing to cloth (heaviest to front board), small chips at corners and edges, spine darkened and pulled; light foxing and offsetting to preliminary leaves, cracks at rear hinge and following South polar chart, small (approx. 1") closed tear to Victoria land chart, a few small splits at folds of South Polar chart. Larchmont Yacht Club ex-libris to ffep. A Good copy. "Bernacchi's account is a gem in the Antarctic literature" Bernacchi, Louis. To the South Polar Regions: Expedition of 1898-1900. First edition, first issue. 8vo. xvi, 348, [4, publisher's ads]. With two folding charts, folding panorama, and numerous illustrations in text, primarily reproductions of the author's own photographs. In publisher's blind-ruled green cloth, titles stamped in gilt to spine and front board. Rubbing to cloth (heaviest to front board), small chips at corners and edges, spine darkened and pulled; light foxing and offsetting to preliminary leaves, cracks at rear hinge and following South polar chart, small (approx. 1") closed tear to Victoria land chart, a few small splits at folds of South Polar chart. Larchmont Yacht Club ex-libris to ffep. A Good copy of Bernacchi's renowned account of the Southern Cross Expedition, the first to spend a planned winter in Antarctica, in the notoriously fragile first-issue binding. [Rosove 35.A1 (quoted above); Taurus Collection 25] All items sold AS IS. Please read description carefully. Items will be accepted for return only if not as described. [Attributes: First Edition]
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