first edition Original publisher's wrappers with wrap-around panoramic Antarctic illustration
1906 · Paris
by Charcot, Jean B.
Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 12 December 1906. First Edition, First Printing; 4to – 28.2cm, (13 pp.), [xxxvii]. (1), 486pp. tipped in fold-out map as called for, photographic frontispiece of Charcot with his printed signature, 309 photographs and illustrations - several full-page, 5 maps, 4 sketches, 8 Appendices. This most unique copy in publisher's original wrappers in slate green with black-and-white lettering and images. Original wrappers with wrap-around panoramic Antarctic illustration in unusually near fine condition. Internally complete with no prior ownership markings and pages un-cut. A Near Fine and complete copy of a rare publication in its original state. Preface by L'amiral Fournier. Written in the original French..—Rosove 60A1.
The first work published by Jean Charcot being his narrative of the first French Antarctic Expedition, 1903-1905, in the ship 'Francais'. The expedition surveyed the west coast of Palmer Peninsula, discovered Loubel Coast, Peltier Channel & charted the Biscoe Islands and wintered at Wandel Island. There is no English translation of Charcot's narrative.
(Inventory #: CTTX.719)