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MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES.

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MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES.

by VICTOR, PAUL-EMILE:

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  • hardcover
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FINE./FINE.
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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!
So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the weight/value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja713017
Title
MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES.
Author
VICTOR, PAUL-EMILE:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w illus reproductions and b/w photographs.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn; ex-public library.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON LTD.,1964.
Keywords
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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Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"

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