Bibliographie Antarctique FranÃ§aise
de Cook au TraitÃ© sur l’Antarctique (1772-1959). Bibliographie commentÃ©e”
By Jean Pimentel
Paris: Editions Paulsen, December 2009. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Sm4to, 285pp, . Publisherâ€™s dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Numerous black and white and color illustrations.
The first Antarctic Bibliography initially conceived for French collectors with an extensive listing of French and Belgian publications about Antarctica. A practical-minded Antarctic Bibliography with a selection of contemporary books both in French and in English.
Spanning the large time period of Antarctica exploration from 1772 to 1959, the bibliography includes general history of the poles, De Gerlache, Charcot,Â etc… and with the French translations of all the different expeditions to include British, American, Russian, Norwegian, etc. An important section is devoted to the “Expeditions polaires franÃ§aises” led by Paul-Emile Victor (1947-1959). Finally a long chapter deals with fiction, philately and comics.
An excellent production and wealth of knowledge with a limited production of only 200 numbered unsigned copies.