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Lot nr:13
Book nr:5467
Author:PEARY, Robert E.
Title:The north pole. With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. One hundred and sixteen illustrations from photographs
Town:London
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton
Year:1910
Description:In-4°, xii + 326 pp. photogravure comme frontispice (portrait de Peary) + 3 autres photogravures h.t. + nombreuses 'planches spéciales' h.t. contenant recto verso des illustrations des photos + grande carte dépliante h.t. en couleurs. Reliure d'époque en cuir bleu. Double filets dorés sur les plats. Nom 'Brightlands' doré au milieu du plat supérieur. Dos à 5 nerfs, titre et fleurons dorés. Dentelles intérieures. Tranches dorées.
Photogravure portrait of Peary as a frontispiece and 3 other photogravures + numerous 'special plates' with illustrations from photographs printed on both sides + large folding coloured map at the back. Contemporary blue leather binding, gilt ornaments on boards and spine. Name 'Brightlands' gilt print in the middle of the upper board. All edges gilt
Note:First English edition, appeared at the same time as in the U.S. and Canada.
The narrative of Robert Peary's (1856-1920) final expedition to the Arctic in 1908-1909
Price:€500
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