SALGARI, Emilio (1862-1911)
[CHILDREN’S] Au Pôle sud à bicyclette
Traduction de l’Italien par J. Fargeau ; illustrations de Cazenove et Fontanez. Paris : Delagrave, c. 1908. Quarto, original pictorial boards gilt (lightly rubbed), pictorial spine with gilt lettering and decoration (rubbed), all edges gilt, 240 pp, illustrated; a very good copy. Text in French.
A translation from the Italian of Salgari’s Al Polo Australe in velocipede, a popular fictional work for children which managed to appeal to young boys’ fascination for both polar adventure and bicycles. A wonderful pictorial binding.