Lot 1370: Robert E Peary SECRETS OF POLAR TRAVEL 1917 First Edition Arctic Exploration Expeditions Nautical History Eskimos Whaling Photo Plates
by National Book Auctions
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Secrets of Polar Travel
Author: Robert E. Peary
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 313 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: From the introduction: "In 'Secrets of Polar Travel' it is the intention to enlarge upon [a former synopsis] and to give the reader and the present and future polar traveler many details of serious polar work that it was impossible to embody in my former popular narratives."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is a first edition, bound in blue cloth with black and blue stamped pictorial design and gilt lettering to the front cover, and black lettering and pictorial design to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with light rubbing, a few spots of soiling, and fading to the spine. The binding is sound. A previous owner's signature, dated 1917, is present on the front flyleaf. The interior of the volume is clean and bright, well-illustrated with photographic plates, including depictions of polar ships, Eskimo people, Arctic wildlife, and whaling expeditions.
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