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9 vols. North Pole and the Arctic.
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[Arctic] 9 works on the North Pole. (1) Balch, Edwin Swift. The North Pole and Bradley Land. Campion and Company, Philadelphia, 1913. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering. (2) Peary, Robert E. The North Pole. Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1910. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt titles on flat spine. (3) MacMillan, Donald B. Four Years in the White North. Harpers, New York, 1918. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. (4) Merrick, Elliot. True North. Scribner's, New York, 1933. 8vo. Light blue cloth. Sunned. (5) 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. (6) Mallet, Captain Thierry. Glimpses of the Barren Lands. Privately Printed, Revillon Freres, 1930. 8vo. (7) Bellotti, Felice. The Great North. Andre Deutsch, Ltd., London, 1957. 8vo. (8) Illingworth, Frank. North of the Circle. Philosophical Library, New York, 1952. 8vo. (9) Tranter, G.J. Link to the North. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1946. 8vo. Cocked.
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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9 vols. North Pole and the Arctic.

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[Arctic] 9 works on the North Pole. (1) Balch, Edwin Swift. The North Pole and Bradley Land. Campion and Company, Philadelphia, 1913. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering. (2) Peary, Robert E. The North Pole. Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1910. First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt titles on flat spine. (3) MacMillan, Donald B. Four Years in the White North. Harpers, New York, 1918. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. (4) Merrick, Elliot. True North. Scribner's, New York, 1933. 8vo. Light blue cloth. Sunned. (5) 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. (6) Mallet, Captain Thierry. Glimpses of the Barren Lands. Privately Printed, Revillon Freres, 1930. 8vo. (7) Bellotti, Felice. The Great North. Andre Deutsch, Ltd., London, 1957. 8vo. (8) Illingworth, Frank. North of the Circle. Philosophical Library, New York, 1952. 8vo. (9) Tranter, G.J. Link to the North. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1946. 8vo. Cocked.
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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