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Robert E. Peary. 3 titles, 4 vols. Inc. North Pole

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Robert E. Peary. 3 titles, 4 vols. Inc. North Pole
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[Arctic/Peary] Peary, Robert E. 3 titles. (1) The North Pole. Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1910. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth. Embossed gilt titles and illustrated centerpiece of Arctic explorer on upper board. Gilt titles on spine. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly rubbed. Folding map splitting. (2) Nearest the Pole: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-06. Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1907. First edition. 8vo. Folding map at back pastedown. Ex-library stamp, Peabody Library Association. Green cloth. Embossed gilt centerpiece of eagle above globe on front board. Gilt titles on spine. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly rubbed, corners bumped. (3) Northward Over the “Great Ice:” A Narrative of Life and Work Along the Shores and Upon the Interior Ice-cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897. Methueun & Co., London, 1898. 2 vols. 8vo. First edition. Disbound, text block secure. Top edge gilt.
Provenance From the personal library of William E. Davies (1917-1990), USGS (United States Geological Survey) geologist, polar explorer, and recipient of the Antarctic Medal from US Congress. His work took him to Greenland, the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and in Antarctica - where the Davies Escarpment is named after him; his bibliography contains more than 200 titles.
Condition Ownership inscription of William E. Davies on front free endpaper of (1) and (2).
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Robert E. Peary. 3 titles, 4 vols. Inc. North Pole

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[Arctic/Peary] Peary, Robert E. 3 titles. (1) The North Pole. Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1910. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth. Embossed gilt titles and illustrated centerpiece of Arctic explorer on upper board. Gilt titles on spine. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly rubbed. Folding map splitting. (2) Nearest the Pole: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-06. Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1907. First edition. 8vo. Folding map at back pastedown. Ex-library stamp, Peabody Library Association. Green cloth. Embossed gilt centerpiece of eagle above globe on front board. Gilt titles on spine. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly rubbed, corners bumped. (3) Northward Over the “Great Ice:” A Narrative of Life and Work Along the Shores and Upon the Interior Ice-cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897. Methueun & Co., London, 1898. 2 vols. 8vo. First edition. Disbound, text block secure. Top edge gilt.
Provenance From the personal library of William E. Davies (1917-1990), USGS (United States Geological Survey) geologist, polar explorer, and recipient of the Antarctic Medal from US Congress. His work took him to Greenland, the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and in Antarctica - where the Davies Escarpment is named after him; his bibliography contains more than 200 titles.
Condition Ownership inscription of William E. Davies on front free endpaper of (1) and (2).

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