25 September 2002
LOUIS CHARLES BERNACCHI (1876-1942, EDITOR)
The Polar Book. London: E. Allom & Co.Ltd. . 8° (212 x 138mm.). 1 folding map. (Some spotting.) Original pictoral wrappers.
FIRST EDITION of this selection of papers by some of Britain's most noted Polar experts of the time, 'written for the British Polar Exhibition of 1930' (Rosove). Rosove 1026; Spence 125; Taurus 134.
L.C. BERNACCHI. Saga of the "Discovery". London & Glasgow: Blackie & Son, Ltd., 1938. 8° (215 x 137mm.). Half-title. 3 maps (2 folding, 1 double-page), 48 plates. Original blue cloth, spine gilt, dust-jacket.
FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY. Conrad; Rosove 37.A1 ('Common. Dust-wrapper scarce'); Spence 129; Taurus 129.
L.C. BERNACCHI. A Very Gallant Gentleman. London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1933. 8° (206 x 138mm.). Frontispiece, 2 double-page maps, 7 plates. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in white, dust-jacket (spine very slightly faded, small tears to backstrip of dust-jacket).
FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY. Conrad p.171; Rosove 36.A1; Spence 126; Taurus 137. (3)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
From the Côte d’Azur to the Cayman Islands, 5 exclusive residences looking on to wonderful waterscapes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
As Christie’s offers 178 works from his personal collection, the illustrator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory offers us a glimpse of his creative process