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A Thousand Days in the Arctic
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. A handsome, well-preserved copy of the 1899 1st American edition. Solid and VG in its original decorative cloth, with bright gilt-lettering and decoration to the front panel and bright gilt-lettering to the spine. Thick octavo, 940 pgs. plus publisher's ads., top-edge gilt. One small, even cut to the upper right corner of the title page (reaching a small amount of the lettering) and one very small, neat former owner name to the front free endpaper. Otherwise, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind and the 5 large color fold-out maps called for --and the crisp black-and-white plates scattered thru the text-- all in very fine condition. "This is an unvarnished tale of a thousand consecutive days spent in the Arctic, printed almost word for word as it was written--while the facts and impressions were fresh in my memory--in our hut, or tent, when on sledging and boating journeys in Franz-Josef Land. It is a simple, true account and statement of facts incident to our life and work there--plain facts, penned by a plain man." (from the author's note). A very important title in early arctic exploration.
      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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