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UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn; ex-public library.[Originally and first published in France,1962 under title of 'L'Homme a la Conquete des Poles'.Translated from the French by Scott Sullivan and the translation copyright of Simon and Schuster, Inc.,1963.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn but price-clip to protected dw/dj.An ex-public library example with it's usual but minimal amount of library indications and notations i.e. polythene protected dw/dj,a public library stamp to foot of title-page and residue of card library docker to recto of 6th page of 6 blanks at the rear and to verso of rear free endpaper too and 'ghost' residue of removed label from foot of spine/ backstrip of the dw/dj - no other library notations,alpha-numerical or otherwise,noted.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour photographic illustrated dw/dj,with black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges lightly aged/ toned with light dust-soiling minimal sporadic foxing/spotting,fore-edges less aged/toned and negligible foxing/spotting - so much brighter and cleaner; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain speckled green cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped black ink printed letters to spine/backstrip and clean,blue and b/w North+South Pole maps illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn, v-viiipp+1- 306pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,illus list/table,28 chapters, b/w illustrations and photographs throughout the text and the book,and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and 6pp blanks at the rear of the book.
Fascinating and well illustrated account of Polar exploration from Pytheas in the 4th century B.C. to the contemporary (then 1962) voyages of nuclear submarines.Not only the noted and famous names: Cook, Roald, Amundsen, Scott, Peary and Byrd etc.,but also the hundreds of lesser known men,the lost expeditions,and the rival explorers who found themselves eclipsed by others' successes. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too!
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- R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (GB)
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- MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES.
- VICTOR, PAUL-EMILE:
- illus with contemporary b/w illus reproductions and b/w photographs.
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- Used - FINE.
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- UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn; ex-public library.
- LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON LTD.,1964.
- q52.GENERAL.UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.No ISBN.North_South Poles_exploration_voyages_nuclear submarines.Polar explorers_Aviators_navigators_Cook_Roald_Amundsen_Scott_Peary_Byrd.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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