Lot 1307: Robert N Keely Jr / G G Davis IN ARCTIC SEAS THE VOYAGE OF THE KITE WITH THE PEARY EXPEDITION 1892 First Edition Antique Nautical History Travel & Exploration Plates Textual Figures Tissue-Guarded Frontispiece
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: In Arctic Seas: The Voyage of the "Kite" with the Peary Expedition together with a Transcript of the Log of the "Kite"
Author: G. G. Davis, Robert N. Keely, Jr.
Publisher: Rufus C. Hartranft
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/524 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: From the publisher's preface:
The first part, "The Voyage of the 'Kite,'" is the narrative of the expedition sent in 1891 to convey Lieut. Peary to the northwestern shore of Greenland; the second, under the general title of "The Peary Relief Expedition," is a record of the second voyage of the same vessel in the present year, when she was sent to bring the party home again.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in cream cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. A stamped silver vignette of a ship in the arctic sea with the sun emerging from the clouds appears on the front cover. The exterior shows moderate rubbing and spotting/toning. The binding is sound. The tissue-guarded frontispiece depicts "The 'Kite' among the bergs." The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting/smudging. The work is profusely illustrated with plates and textual figures of the expeditions.
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