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(Exploration) 8 Vols. Polar Exploration : Greely, Adolphus W. Three Years of Arctic Service: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84. New York: Scribner's, 1886. First edition. 2 volumes, large 8vo, original color-pictorial blue cloth. Maps, plates, full-page and text illustrations. Complete with large folding map. Rough set, bindings and contents dampstained and otherwise affected by damp, hinges of volume 2 separating. Inscribed in ink to S. D. Green on verso of the frontispiece portrait in volume 1 and signed by Adolphus Greely, "In utter darkness and in / winds of bitter cold, they stood." * Freely, A(dolphus) W. The Polar Regions in the Twentieth Century. Boston: Little Brown, 1928, First edition. 8vo, original white lettered blue cloth, top edge stained blue; back cover moderately affected by dampstaining. Complete with folding color map and photo plates. Some minor dampstaining to bottom fore edge corners - but internally generally clean. Inscribed in ink on front free endpaper recto to S. D. Green and signed by A(dolphus) W. Greely. * Nansen, Fridtjof. Farthest North. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First edition. 2 volumes, large 8vo, original gilt, silver and color decorated olive cloth. Plates, maps, illustrations in text. Complete with the 4 cover-pocket folding maps (which are not appreciably affected by damp or dampstaining). Rough set, bindings and contents dampstained and otherwise affected by damp. Inscribed in ink and signed by Fridtjof Nansen on (detached) front blank in the first volume. * Peary, Josephine Diebitsch; Peary, Robert E. My Arctic Journey. New York: Contemporary Publishing Company, 1893, First edition. 8vo, original gilt-lettered, decorated beige cloth, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; worn, a little cocked, and a little affected by damp. Frontispiece portrait, photo and color plates, photo illustrations in text, map. Dampstained along blank margins almost throughout. Inscribed in ink on front blank to S. D. Green, dated "March twentyseven nineteen hundred thirty-two," and signed by Josephine Diebitsch-Peary. * Greely, A(dolphus) W. Handbook of Alaska. New York: Scribner's, 1909. First edition. 8vo, original gilt lettered cloth. Plates, maps. Binding and contents dampstained and otherwise affected by damp. With a seven line ink inscription to S. D. Green on front paste down, dated "March 6, 1923," and signed by A. W. Greely. * Stefansson, Vilhjalmur. The Adventure of Wrangel Island. New York; Macmillan, 1925. First edition. 8vo, original gilt-lettered blue cloth. Photo plates, maps - including folding color map. Binding and contents dampstained and otherwise affected by damp, front hinge separating. Inscribed in ink on the title page to S. D. Green and signed by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Lot sold with all faults.
Estimate $600-900


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Sold for $375 (buyer's premium included)