ARCTIC EXPLORATION, UNITED STATES
ROBERT EDWIN PEARY (1856-1920). The North Pole. London: Butler & Tanner for Hodder and Stoughton, 1910. 4° (253 x 192mm.) Plates, illustrations. (Occasional light spotting.) Original blue/grey cloth blocked in white and gilt (tear to head of spine). First English edition.
R.E. PEARY. Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906. London: printed in the U.S. for Hutchinson and Co., 1907. 4° (257 x 182mm.) Half-title, title in red and black. Coloured frontispiece, 2 folding coloured maps, uncoloured plates. Original dark blue cloth gilt, top edge gilt (light scuffing, light fading to spine). First English edition.
R.E. PEARY. Northward over the "Great Ice" A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897. London: printed in America for Methuen & Co., 1898. 2 volumes, 8° (224 x 162mm.). Frontispieces, 1 folding map at back of vol.II, illustrations. Original dark blue cloth blocked in gilt and silver, top edge gilt. First English edition, a fine copy.
[And:] nine other works in ten volumes, comprising: Adolphus W. GREELY. Three Years of Arctic Service, London: 1886. 2 vols, 8°. Original cloth; W.S. SCHLEY & J.R. SOLEY. The Rescue of Greely, London: [n.d. but 1885]. 8°. Original cloth; Anthony FIALA. Fighting the Polar Ice, London: 1907. Lge 8°. Original cloth; J.E. NOURSE (editor). Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall, Washington: 1879. 4°. Original cloth; C.H. DAVIS (editor). Narrative of the North Polar Expedition. U.S. Ship Polaris, Captain Charles Francis Hall Commanding, Washington: 1876. 4°. Original cloth; Edward William NELSON. The Eskimo about Bering Strait, Washington: 1900. 4°. Later cloth (original spine laid down); [John MUIR and others.] Cruise of the Revenue-Steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N.W. Arctic Ocean in 1881, Washington: 1883. 4°. Recent red half morocco; C.K. HOOPER. Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Steamer Thomas Corwin, in the Arctic Ocean, 1881, Washington: 1884. 4°. Recent red half morocco; M.A. HEALY. Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in the year 1885, Washington: 1887. 4°. Later morocco-backed cloth, original title label mounted on upper cover. (14)