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The Polar Book -- Signed: “L.C. Bernacchi

Bernacchi, Louis

The Polar Book — Signed: “L.C. Bernacchi, Physician, Capt. Scott Expedition, 1901-4”

London: E. Allom, & Co Ltd.: 1930
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London: E. Allom, & Co Ltd. 1930, First Edition. 8vo – 21.2 cm., 115pp. 2 maps on one large fold-out plate attached to rear cover, publisher’s soft paper wrappers with figures of polar bear and penguins on front cover, penguins, seal, walrus and mollusk on back cover and spine lettered with black title. Beginning foxing on title page and preliminaries, no prior ownership name. Foreword by L.C. Bernacchi. Signed “L.C. Bernacchi, Physician, Capt. Scott Expedition, 1901-4” on the title page. A Very Good+ copy of this Scarce publication. This unique copy being signed in graphite by L.C. Bernacchi on the upper main title page. Spence 125, Taurus 134, Renard 113, Rosove 1026. The Polar Book is an attempt to bring together various aspects of polar work by means of short authoritative articles. Published in conjunction with the British Polar Expedition of 1930, with contributions from some of Britain’s most noted polar explorers to include Hugh Mill, Frank Debenham, GC Simpson, CS Wright, JM Wordie, GT Atkinson, Dr. G Murray-Levick, Dr. RH Rudmose Brown, HG Watkins and LC Bernacchi.
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