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    Reference 244 (774)
    Category Antarctic;
    Author Lecointe, Georges
    Title Au Pays Des Manchots: Récit Du Voyage De La Belgica Expédition Antarctique Belge.
    Publishing Information Oscar Schepens, Bruxelles,1904.
    Description 1st Edition; 368 pp, 26 pp ills. (93 figs. in total), MISSING the fold-out maps and single plates. Plain wrappers. Bound in contemporary 3/4 cloth, marbled boards, leather square with gilt titling on spine. Spence 698. Lecointe was 2nd in charge of Gerlache's 1897/8 expedition, which included Amundsen & Cook. Lecointe was scientific director of the Royal Belgian Observatory. Includes an appendix that does not appear in 2nd edition which includes the members of the Belgica Commission 2pp; and a very useful bibliographical reference "Liste des Rapports Scientifiques". Vol 1-X with authors & titles of each contribution.The "Belgica" expedition (1897-1899) explored the waters of the Antarctic and was the first one to winter in Antarctica "Pays des manchots" = "Land of the penguins".No English edition was published. Good.
    Price £100.00
    Keywords Amundsen, Cook, qpolarq, Antarctic, polar S1-Ant
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