Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole: Cook, Frederick A.
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Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole

Author(s): Cook, Frederick A.

Copyright: 1900, Doubleday & McClure Co, NY
Specifications: 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxiv, 478, color frontis, 3 color & 125 bw illus, 2 maps, apps, teg, uncut, gilt-letter spine, gilt penguin & Doubleday Page imprint on spine, cover w/ gilt lettering, Belgica in white, penguin in white/black, sun red, turquoise cloth
Condition: cloth rubbed, slight pull top of spine, tight, some foxing to eps, very good

Cook served as surgeon for Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99). He was highly praised by Roald Amundsen for holding the crew together during the first Antarctic winter encountered by man as their ship “Belgica”, trapped in the ice, drifted for 13 months. “One of the finest and most interesting from any Antarctic expedition”. – Rosove.

This is a previously unrecorded variant with the Doubleday & McClure sheets, dated 1900, and the Doubleday Page & Co spine normally attributed to 1909. Scarce.

See Conrad p.85, see Karrow 157, see Meadows 301, see Murray 836, see Renard 358, not in Rosove (see 76.A2.b), see Spence 312, see Stam p.81, see Taurus 19.





















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