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12 vols. North Pole and the Arctic.
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[Arctic] 12 works on the North Pole. (1) Robeson, G.M. [Hon.] Narrative of the North Polar Expedition, U.S. Ship Polaris. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1876. 4to. Red cloth blind stamped board with gilt lettering. Gilt vignette of dogsled team on front cover. Ex-library. Front board separating. (2) Osborn, Sherard. Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal, or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions: in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51. George Putnam, New York, 1852. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Boards splitting. (3) Worsley, Commander F.A. Under Sail in the Frozen North. David McKay, Philadelphia, 1927. 8vo. First edition. Folding map present. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and vignette of ship on front cover. (4) Noice, Harold. With Stefansson in the Arctic. Dodd, Mead, New York, 1924. 12mo. First edition. Folding map present. Dark green cloth. (5) Smucker, Samuel. Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century. William L. Allison Co, New York, 1886. 12mo. Brown stamped decorative cloth, gilt lettered spine. (6) Sargent. Arctic Adventure by Sea and Land. Phillips, Sampson & Company, London, 1857. 8vo. First edition. Folding map present. Red stamped decorative cloth. Plus 6 additional volumes.
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 most volumes.
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12 vols. North Pole and the Arctic.

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[Arctic] 12 works on the North Pole. (1) Robeson, G.M. [Hon.] Narrative of the North Polar Expedition, U.S. Ship Polaris. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1876. 4to. Red cloth blind stamped board with gilt lettering. Gilt vignette of dogsled team on front cover. Ex-library. Front board separating. (2) Osborn, Sherard. Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal, or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions: in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51. George Putnam, New York, 1852. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Boards splitting. (3) Worsley, Commander F.A. Under Sail in the Frozen North. David McKay, Philadelphia, 1927. 8vo. First edition. Folding map present. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and vignette of ship on front cover. (4) Noice, Harold. With Stefansson in the Arctic. Dodd, Mead, New York, 1924. 12mo. First edition. Folding map present. Dark green cloth. (5) Smucker, Samuel. Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century. William L. Allison Co, New York, 1886. 12mo. Brown stamped decorative cloth, gilt lettered spine. (6) Sargent. Arctic Adventure by Sea and Land. Phillips, Sampson & Company, London, 1857. 8vo. First edition. Folding map present. Red stamped decorative cloth. Plus 6 additional volumes.
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 most volumes.

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