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NY:G. P. Putnam's. 1926. 404pp. Illustrated. A tight clean copy. Blue binding is sun-faded. A piece of tissue guard over frontispiece has stuck to the title page, with resulting small tears, otherwise, a very satisfactory copy. S010.
NY: E. P. Dutton. (1983). 285pp. With dust jacket. Hard cover. 1st. edition. A very good to fine, tight, clean copy. S018.
Annapolis, Md.: United States Naval Institute. (1964). 119 pp. Illustrated. Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Binding lightly sun faded at top edges, otherwise very good. Jacket lightly frayed at edges. Internally clean and bright, free of stray markings. Overall, a very good copy.
1st ed. Arctic Bibliography #10171. Illus., maps, plates, some folding. Boards cupped; foxed on edges and mildly throughout; front hinge weak. Good w/o dj.
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1932. 336pp. Folding map at rear. Hardcover with dust jacket. Blue boards slightly soiled and shelfworn, with light sunfading to edges. Page edges lightly soiled. Internally a previous owners name is penciled to inside front board, but otherwise pages clean and bright. The dust jacket is still in one piece but soiled and worn, with small chips and tears to edges and folds. *"Jan Welzl, a Czech by birth, a locksmith by trade, decided to seek his fortune in the Far North, traveled by wagon across the wilds of Siberia, then on a whaling ship up to the Arctic Circle. In simple, lively, humorous fashion he tells the story of his arduous journey, and of how he became a successful trader, with headquarters in a commodious cave on the rocky coast of New Siberia, an island in the Arctic Ocean, where he has lived for over thirty years."...dj
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1930. Stated first edition. Illustrated with 4 maps, 2 folding at rear. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Signed and inscribed on the half title by the author. "Just to say----Johnny, I'm glad we did it! Evelyn" and dated Nov. 21, 1930. The blue boards are soiled and shelf-worn with the gilt dulled on spine and front cover. The page edges are soiled as well. Spine ends are worn and frayed, and 3 of 4 edge points are worn to boards. Internally, the hinges are intact and the binding is tight. Aside from the inscription, there are no other previous owners marks or signatures. Overall, a near very good, solid copy.
NEAREST THE POLE. A NARRATIVE OF THE POLAR EXPEDITION OF THE PEARY ARCTIC CLUB IN THE S. S. ROOSEVELT, 1905-1906
New York:Doubleday, Page & Company. 1907. 1st edition. xx+411pp. Illustrated with 95 photographs by the Author, 2 maps, and a frontispiece in color by Albert Operti. Hardcover. Green boards with gilt to front cover and spine still bright, lightly shelfworn, with wear to spine ends. Top edges gilt. Internally, end pages are age-toned with some darkening from articles left to long, as well as pages 50/51. In addition, pages 106 and 156 have age-toned from interacting with the plates opposite. Other pages are clean and the book is free of previous owners marks or signatures. Maps are present in rear. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1946. 1st edition. xvi+339pp. Signed and inscribed by the Author on the 1st free end-page. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled with wear to edges and spine ends. Edge points gently bumped. Internally, a very good, clean copy. Page 159/160 has a small tear at the top edge of margin due to binding error. (The bit of paper torn goes past the top edge.) Otherwise, a very good, signed copy. *Inscription reads To Fredericka Martins, Argonaut of the Silver fleece, from her friend Vilhjalmur Stefansson and dated March 18. 1947. In 1941, Martin's second husband Dr. Samuel Berenberg took a medical assignment on the Pribilof Islands, 300 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea. "Martin's work brought her into contact with the indigenous Aleut sealing community, non-citizen wards of the U. S. Department of the Interior. Stirred by their struggle for self-determination and freedom from decades of discrimination and exploitation (first under the Russians and later the American government), Martin spent the next ten years of her life advocating on behalf of the community. She came to be regarded as an expert on the Aleut, producing a series of articles and books including The Hunting of the Silver Fleece, and Sea Bears: The Story of the Fur Seal, editing an Aleut Language Dictionsry, and translating numerous manuscripts and articles."
pNew York:Frederick A. Stokes Company. 1910. 1st edition. xxxii+373pp, plus map at end. Illustrated with color and black/white. Hardcover (with remains of dust jacket laid in). Light shelfwear to decorated boards and along edges. Edge points gently worn. Top edges gilt. Internally a previous owners signature is inked to 1st free end-page, but otherwise free of previous owners marks or signatures. Age-toning is found on any page adjacent to a plate, both color and black/white, with the tissue guard and frontispiece heavily age-toned with milder effect on title page. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
Translated and edited with an introduction by William Barr. Bluntisham:The Erskine Press. 1994. 253pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding is only mildly shelf-worn at the edges and spine but otherwise in very good, near fine condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good, near fine copy.
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