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2 vols. 8vo, library buckram; (lacks map, lower half of t.p. of vol. II lacking). London: Longman, 1829. "This work contains a vast amount of information regarding the condition of the aborigines of America, before it was modified by association with Europeans and a Bibliography of Voyages and Travels in America." Field 1113. Howes M-914.
Washington, D.C. National Geographic Society, 1932. Map. Full-color lithograph. 19.5 x 26.25 inches. Shows some light wear along original fold lines. In very good condition. Azimuthal Equidistant Projection executed by Albert Bumstead and James Darley. Appeared in the October, 1932 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Includes insets of the Antarctic Archipelago, Byrd's South Pole Flight, and King Edward VII Land and Part of Marie Byrd Land. Parts of the inset maps were constructed using aerial photographs.
Hartford: American Publishing, 1882. and last journals of Lieutenant De Long. Many Illus., including several maps, plans, and a facsimile. 479pp. 8vo, original decorated brown cloth, foxing to endpapers, first and last blank pages, and Frontis., otherwise very good. Hartford: American Publishing, 1882. A revised edition by Raymond Lee Newcomb, naturalist on the Jeannette Expedition. With descriptions of Arctic Siberia, the Lena and its delta, and native and exiled inhabitants. A tight, bright copy.
Paris: Louis Joseph Mondhare. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Page measures 9" x 12.5". Beautiful map of the Northern Hemisphere, showing the mythical Northwest Passage and Bay of the West. Great example of early North American exploration. Prepared circa 1783 by Nolin after the Phillipe Buache map of 1753. Published by Mondhare in "Atlas Général a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education...", 1791. Minor toning along edges.
New York: Macmillan, 1882. Translated by Alexander Leslie. 10 lithographed folding maps, some in color. 4 steel engraved portraits, 298 woodcuts. xxvi, 756pp. 8vo, original green cloth, spine ends and edges of corners lightly worn, edges of covers rubbed, corners bumped. New York: Macmillan, 1882. First American Edition Lacks frontispiece portrait of the author. A large folding map has a large tear and is chipped on the margin with no loss of text. Another folding map has a chipped margin.....
New York: N. D. C. Hodges, 1891. With notes on its early discovery, on the Eskimo, on its physical geography, geology, and natural history. Several maps, one folding, Illus. 513pp. 8vo, original blue cloth, cloth lightly soiled, corners bumped, small bump to upper edge of front and back covers, endpapers and front flyleaf lightly soiled. New York: N.D.C. Hodges, 1891. First Edition. Author was the noted entomologist. He was a member of two expeditions to Labrador. The first in 1860.....
New York: Appleton, 1877. Chromolithograph Frontis., 94 b/w engravings, 1 double-page map. xxiv, 399pp. + 6pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, original green cloth, cloth lightly spotted, foxing to margin of Frontis., inner hinge strengthened, first and last blank pages lightly soiled. New York: D. Appleton, 1877. First American Edition Narrative of an expedition to Franz Joseph Land and Novaya Zemlya. Internally a tight, bright copy.
1910. 3.75 x 5.5-inch piece of paper boldly inscribed, "Very Sincerely Peary," set below a 8 x 6.25-inch photograph of the arctic explorer staring intently at the camera, no place, no date, circa 1910. Matted in light gray and set in custom brown frame measuring 19.5 x 13 inches. The paper has some light toning and a paperclip stain on the left side; very good(+) condition.
New York: Frederick Stokes, 1898. Numerous Illus. 2 Vols. 8vo, blue cloth. New York: Frederick Stokes, 1898. First Edition. Narrative of all of Peary's expeditions up to 1897. Cloth lightly soiled on both volumes. First 20 pages of Vol. I and first 16 pages of Vol. II dampstained. Corners bumped on Vol. II. Bottom margin of Frontis. of Vol. I chipped. Last blank page and endpapers of both volumes dampstained. Otherwise a bright and tight set.