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* BALCH, Edwin Swift (1856-1927). The North Pole and
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* BALCH, Edwin Swift (1856-1927). The North Pole and Bradley Island. Philadelphia: Campion & Co., 1913.

8vo. With a sketch map in text. Original publisher's gilt-lettered red cloth (some spotting).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on endpaper: "Miss Elisabeth McClellan with the compliments of the author." Balch's attempt to present the facts in the Peary-Cook debate. Peary and Cook clashed over who had been the first to reach the North Pole-Balch here sides with Cook, although the courts and public opinion at the time did not. Bradley Land is the name that Frederick Cook gave to land that he claimed to have seen in the Arctic in 1909. Arctic Bibliography 999; Ricks p. 32; Tourville 363; Wickersham 4884.

[With:] COOK, Frederick Albert (1865-1940). My Attainment of the Pole. Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy. New York: The Polar Publishing Co., 1911. 8vo. With frontispiece portrait, plates & illustrations. Original publisher's pictorial brown cloth. FIRST EDITION. Arctic Bibliography 3389.


Estimate $400-600
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* BALCH, Edwin Swift (1856-1927). The North Pole and

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Mar 15, 2019
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0089: * BALCH, Edwin Swift (1856-1927). The North Pole and

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* BALCH, Edwin Swift (1856-1927). The North Pole and Bradley Island. Philadelphia: Campion & Co., 1913.

8vo. With a sketch map in text. Original publisher's gilt-lettered red cloth (some spotting).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on endpaper: "Miss Elisabeth McClellan with the compliments of the author." Balch's attempt to present the facts in the Peary-Cook debate. Peary and Cook clashed over who had been the first to reach the North Pole-Balch here sides with Cook, although the courts and public opinion at the time did not. Bradley Land is the name that Frederick Cook gave to land that he claimed to have seen in the Arctic in 1909. Arctic Bibliography 999; Ricks p. 32; Tourville 363; Wickersham 4884.

[With:] COOK, Frederick Albert (1865-1940). My Attainment of the Pole. Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy. New York: The Polar Publishing Co., 1911. 8vo. With frontispiece portrait, plates & illustrations. Original publisher's pictorial brown cloth. FIRST EDITION. Arctic Bibliography 3389.


Estimate $400-600

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