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Through The First Antarctic Night 1898-1899. A narrative of the voyage of the 'Belgica' among newly discovered lands and over an unknown sea about the South Pole.

By: Cook Frederick A.

Price: £295.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1900

Edition: 1900 First Edition

Seller ID: 57181

Condition: xxiv, 478pp, original front and rear boards, corner tips worn, professionally recased with new leather spine so a tight secure copy, exlibrary, numerous small ink stamps but not on the front of plates otherwise clean internally, complete with all plates and maps, Good.


The American physician, Frederick Cook, joined the expedition at the last minute when the first surgeon pulled out. Amundsen wrote reverently of Cook’s contributions during the arduous Antarctic winter, ‘He, of all the ship’s company, was the one man of unfaltering courage, unfailing hope, endless cheerfulness, and unwearied kindness…. And not only was his faith undaunted, but his ingenuity and enterprise were boundless’. For many years Cook’s account was the principal one available in English, as Gerlache’s was only translated in 1998, and Lecointe’s book, was published in 190... View more info