New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1935. First Edition. Octavo, xix, 336 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in blue cloth with silver gilt lettering on spine. Minor shelf wear. Scuffing and light soiling to boards. Fraying to cloth on head and tail of spine and corners. Age-toning to interior pages. Features illustrations throughout. Signed flat by Kent on front free endpaper. Shelved in Case 8 1/2.
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New York: The Century Company, 1911. Octavo, xiv, 453 pages. In Good plus condition. Spine dark blue with gilt lettering and Illustration. Boards have very slight wear and mildly rubbed edges. Gilt stamped lettering to front with illustration and blind-stamped borders. Text block has head edge gilt. Slight age toning to fore and tail edges. Deckled fore edge. Repaired wear to front hinge. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Foxing impacting frontispiece and tissue guard. Illustrated with several plates, some plates impacted by foxing. Slight wear to gutter at pages 96-97. Illustrated with photographs by the author.
1910, 1945-1946. Group of signed letters and postcards from famous explorers. The lot includes the following: Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) American naval officer and explorer. One-page typed letter signed on "Navy Department" letterhead. Letter dated 10/31/1946. Admiral R.N. Peary (1856-1920) American explorer and officer in the United States Navy who made several expeditions to the Arctic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One-page typed letter discussing receipt of gifted hunting hatchet. Letter dated 7/23/1910. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) Arctic explorer and ethnologist. Two autographs on index cards; dated 9/11/1945. KW Consignment.
London: Hutchinson & Co., 1903. Octavo; 2 volumes; Fair+; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, green with gold print, call number label at bottom; Boards in green cloth with gilt illustration, mitred edges, wear to spine caps and corners with tear to spine heads, scratches, blemishes, shelfwear; Text blocks have has gilt top edge, tanning to endpapers, cracked hinges front and rear, intermittent spine breaks (v. 1), clean text; 2 vols. (xvi, 702, xii pages), illustrated “with 212 illustrations in the text, 16 full-page photogravure plates, 2 panoramas, and 5 maps” (2 color folded maps in rear pocket of v. 2). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column C.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1924. Octavo, 5-269, with 20 plates; G-; Bound in green cloth with gold lettering on spine, bumping and rubbing to corners, bending to bottom spine edge, small dent in front board, age toning to outside of text block, ex-library sticker on spine; age toning to pages, pages creased at gutter, ex-library sticker on front pastedown. Ex-Library. NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. Octavo; G-; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, grey with gold print, call number label taped at bottom; Boards in grey cloth with gold print and illustration on front, wear to spine caps and corners, else light shelfwear but clean and strong; Text block has bookplate on front pastedown, penciled library markings on copyright and following page, cracked front hinge, few intermittent spine breaks, else clean and tight; “From the library of John McClintock”— in ink on front flyleaf; xxi, 940 pages, frontispieces (ports.), “Illustrated from Photographs by the Author and Drawings by R.W. Macbeth … [et al.] from Data furnished by the Author, with five original Maps [some folded]”— title page. Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column C.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. Octavo; G+; grayish brown/black pictorial spine with gilt text; no jacket; gray pictorial cloth exterior has some soiling spots to rear; spine has darkened due to age; otherwise exterior shows modest wear; few, minor chips to edges; ex-library sticker to spine; good binding; sturdy boards; textblock edges have moderate age toning; torn front endpaper, as is; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; slight wear showing to hinges; ex-library markings inside; frontispiece with tissue guard; illustrated with maps and drawings; minor, miscellaneous stray marks to interior, otherwise good; few pages of advertisement at rear; pp 316 Shelved in Locked Annex Area Column B.
Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1911. First Edition. First Edition. Octavo, ix, 223 pages; G; Browned blue cloth spine with red lettering; Boards show a small closed tear to head of spine, light+ wear to head/tail of spine and corners, substantial browning to spine and light age-toning to covers; Textblock has moderate age-toning to deckled edges, light shelfwear to bottom and fore-edges, and light age-toning throughout interiorly; Several pages remain uncut; Illustrated (b/w photographs); NOTE: Shelved in Room G.