11th July 2016
CHARCOT, Jean-Baptiste. The Voyage of the 'Why Not?' in the Antarctic. The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910. London, New York, etc.: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d. but 1911.] First edition, 8vo (249 x 186mm.) Uncoloured folding frontispiece, 42 uncoloured plates. (Browning and spotting, some leaves uncut.) Original cloth blocked in gilt (extremities bumped and scuffed, spine darkened, some minor soiling). Spence 262. Provenance: The Michael Gilkes Collection.
Hammer price: £160
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