1876. Item #84955
DAVIS, Rear-Admiral C. H., ed. G. M. ROBESON, Secretary of the Navy. NARRATIVE OF THE NORTH POLAR EXPEDITION. U.S. SHIP POLARIS, CAPTAIN CHARLES FRANCIS HALL COMMANDING. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Davis on front flyleaf, undated. 696 pp. 4to., red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Cloth stained, shelfworn at corners and spine with shallow chipping/fraying at heel and crown. Gilt vignette of dogsled team on front cover bright. Overopened at title page, which is partially detached. Plates: two steel engraving frontispieces, with light foxing; 38 wood engravings plus numerous tail-pieces; two photolithographs (tinted); six maps. Laid in at the end is a detached folding spherical map (extraneous origin) in b/w, "The Arctic Regions|Comprising the Most Recent Explorations of Robert F. Peary, Fridtjof Nansen and F. Jackson|by Prof. Angelo Heilprin| (Drawn by J. Ross)|The Geographical Society of Philadelphia|1897." This map is in good condition. Good plus.