Item #13060 The Voyage of the ‘Why Not?’ in The Antarctic; The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910 [English version translated by Philip Walsh]. Dr. Jean Charcot.
The Voyage of the ‘Why Not?’ in The Antarctic; The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910 [English version translated by Philip Walsh]
The Voyage of the ‘Why Not?’ in The Antarctic; The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910 [English version translated by Philip Walsh]
The Voyage of the ‘Why Not?’ in The Antarctic; The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910 [English version translated by Philip Walsh]

The Voyage of the ‘Why Not?’ in The Antarctic; The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910 [English version translated by Philip Walsh]

London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1911]. Very Good. First Edition, 2nd Printing. [undated title sheet] 8vo [10x7.75in]; viii, 315 pp., fold out frontispiece photograph of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?' in winter quarters at Petermann Island, 42 plates with 47 black/white photographs, 3 sketches and 1 map, index, title leave is a cancel; Original blue-gray cloth boards with blind ruled border with gilt lettering and gilt high relief pictorial of ship in ice, spine with gilt lettering and white penguin illustration, top edge trimmed and others not; Some shelf wear to edges, spine top and bottom, rear cover and spine shows soiled and rubbed markings, lower front corner bumped, boards with slight bow, and moderate foxing throughout. [Rosove 67.A2, Howgego III C9]. Item #13060

Jean Baptiste Etienne Auguste Charcot [1867-1936] was a French physician and explorer, and the son of the famed neuro-psycologist Jean Martin Charcot. His first expedition in 1903-1905 [Francais] was to the West coast of Graham Land on the Antarctic peninsula. They wintered over, charted over 1,000 miles of coast and the western archipelago and provide extensive science discoveries. The Second Expedition 1908-1910, in the Pourquoi-pas?, continued the study of Graham Land and added an extensive contribution to Antarctic geography with an additional 1,250 miles of coastline and newly discovered islands (Charcot Is. is named for his father). The scientific research performed on both expeditions surpassed any other expedition in the Heroic age of Antarctic discovery.

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