Lot 1124: Rudolf Kerstring / Middleton Smith / Et Al THE WHITE WORLD 1902 Author Signed Antique Arctic Explorations Plates Frontispiece Textual Figures
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The White World: Life and Adventures within the Arctic Circle Portrayed by Famous Living Explorers
Author: David L Brainard, Henry Biederbick, Middleton Smith
Editor: Rudolf Kersting
Publisher: Lewis, Scribner & Co.
City: New York
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 386 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: From the preface:
Twenty-two famous living explorers have given their personal experiences, and have described what interested them most in the Far North, that great region of silence and mystery.
Condition / Notes: This is a signed edition of this work, with an inscription from contributor Middleton Smith on the front flyleaf reading: "To Mr. Samuel W. Henry / With regards from / the author of 'Superstitions of the Eskimo' inscribed / briefly herein. / Middleton Smith / July 9, 1902."
This antique volume is bound in blue cloth covers with an illustrated title label pasted-down on the front cover and stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine. There is light rubbing to the exterior, concentrated at the extremities. The binding is solid. The frontispiece depicts an explorer "lost on the ice-cap." The pages show light age toning. The work is profusely illustrated with plates and textual figures depicting the explorers who contributed to the work and their expeditions.
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