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Three Years of Arctic Service: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of Farthest North

Greely, Adolphus W.

New York

Charles Scribner's Sons



Two volumes. xxv, [1], 428; xii, [2], 444 pp. Numerous wood-engraved plates & illustrations; several maps bound in, plus large folding map which has been backed with linen, housed in separate slipcase. (8vo)  23x15.5 cm (9x6¼"), period half green morocco & marbled boards, spines tooled & lettered in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. First Edition.

Greely was in charge of the U.S. expedition to establish a chain of 13 circumpolar stations, attaining the most northerly point reached up to that time. Arctic Bib. 6118.

Lot Amendments

Spines a bit sunned, rubbing to ends and corners, wear to the edges and spine of the map slipcase; front hinge of Vol. II neatly split through, folding map with a few short splits at folds, very good.

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