LEBEDEV, Vladimir Lvovich. Antarctica. Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1959.
8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. 258, ; numerous illustrations from photographs, sketch maps to text, 2 folding maps; binding a little rubbed, ownership inscription to head of title; otherwise a good copy of a rare title.
First edition in English. A general history of exploration, followed by extensive chapters on geology, oceanogaphic aspects, climate and fauna. Published the year the Antarctic Treaty was signed by 12 countries, including the Soviet Union. The geophysicicist and oceanographer Lebedev had participated in the Soviet Antarctic expedition during the International Geophysical Year of 1957/8.