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Sat, May 4, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 134

15 Volumes on Arctic Exploration & Culture (1856-1972)

Estimate: $300 - $500

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$5,000 $250
$10,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$75,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

1-2. Arctic Explorations (Volumes I and II), Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, 1856, Childs & Peterson (Philadelphia), illustrated throughout, each 9" x 6 1/4"

3. The Wonders of the Arctic World, Epes Sargent & William Cunnington, 1873, Philadelphia Book Company, illustrated throughout, 8" x 5 1/2"

4. Our Lost Explorers: The Narrative of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition, Raymond Lee Newcomb, 1888, American Publishing Company (Hartford), illustrated throughout, 9" x 6 1/4"

5. Farthest North, Fridtjof Nansen, 1898 (Popular Edition), Harper & Brothers (New York), illustrated, 8 3/4" x 6 1/4"

6. Glimpses of the Barren Land, Captain Thierry Mallet, 1930, Revillon Freres (New York), illustrated, 9" x 6"

7. On Arctic Ice, Frederick Machetanz, 1940 (1st ed.), Charles Scribner's Sons (New York), illustrated throughout, 8 1/4" x 6 3/4"

8. Travels in Alaska, John Muir, 1915, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston), photo illustrations, 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"

9. Stefansson: Prophet of the North, Earl Parker Hanson, 1941 (1st ed.), Harper & Brothers (New York), photo illustrations, 8 1/2" x 6"

10. Three Years of Arctic Service (Volume II), Lieutenant Adolphus Greely, 1886, Charles Scribner's Sons (New York), illustrated throughout, 9 1/2" x 6 3/4"

11. Kabloona, Gontran de Concins, 1941, Reynal & Hitchcock (New York), illustrated throughout, 8 1/2" x 6"

12. Adrift on an Ice-Pan, Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, 1909, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston), 7 1/4" x 4 3/4"

13. Tales of the Labrador, Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, 1916, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston), 7 1/2" x 5 1/4"

14. Book of the Eskimos, Peter Freuchens, 1961 (1st ed.), The World Publishing Company (Cleveland), photo illustrations, 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"

15. A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions, Francis McClintock, 1972 (1st Tuttle ed.), Charles E. Tuttle Company (Tokyo), illustrated throughout inc. fold-out maps, 7 3/4" x 5 3/4"


Overall good condition.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 9.50 in
Width: 7.00 in
Depth: 22.00 in

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