MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES. Paul-Emile Victor.

MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES.

Translated from the French by Scott Sullivan. Pp. viii+306, 28 plates, endpaper maps printed in blue & black, index; med. 8vo; boards a trifle sprung; top edges blue/grey; price-clipped dust wrapper, slightly soiled and foxed, edges light rubbed and split, with a couple of chips to back panel (one slightly affecting letterpress); a little light foxing; Hamish Hamilton, London, 1964. First U.K. edition. Spence 1229. *First published in French in 1962. 'The story of polar exploration, from the exploits of the ancient Greeks to the voyages of today's nuclear submarines, by the famous French explorer who has spent more than fourteen years in the Arctic and Antarctic' [wrapper blurb]. Item #152632

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