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“WITHOUT PARALLEL IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH”

THOMSON, C. Wyville. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. London, 1885, 1882. Two volumes bound in three.

First edition of the illustrated Narrative section of the report on the Challenger—a voyage “without parallel in the history of scientific research” (Britannica)—with 37 full-page photographic plates (two folding panoramas), 14 fine full-page chromolithographs, 66 charts and diagrams (20 folding), large folding map and numerous in-text wood engravings, handsomely bound by Donnelley. The binder’s own copy, with his bookplates. $8000.

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“AN IMPORTANT ADDITION TO NAUTICAL SCIENCE”

PHIPPS, Constantine John. Voyage Towards the North Pole. London, 1774.

First edition of the official account of Phipps’ polar voyage, with three folding maps, 12 engraved folding or double-page plates, and numerous charts and tables, 11 of which are folding. $7500.

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“ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF ANTARCTIC LITERATURE”

CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World. London, (1922). Two volumes.

First edition, rare first issue, of Cherry-Garrard's firsthand account of the most famous of Antarctic expeditions, richly illustrated with reproductions of sketches and photographs made by members of the crew (a number printed in color), five maps and ten folding panoramas. $6800.

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1780 COXE’S RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA,
WITH NOTES ON THE FUR TRADE

COXE, William. Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. London, 1780.

Second edition (same year as the first edition), revised and corrected, of this key source on Siberia and the far northwest of America, with large folding map of the Russian Empire, three additional folding maps, and large engraved folding plate of a Chinese frontier town, handsomely bound. $5000.

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PEARY ON COOK: “LARGE AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN PAID THE GREATEST IMPOSTOR OF THE PRESENT GENERATION FOR A FICTITIOUS STORY”

PEARY, Robert E. Typed letter signed. Washington, 17 December 1909.

Extraordinary and revealing typed letter signed by acclaimed explorer Robert Peary, written shortly after Peary’s bitter controversy with Frederick Cook had erupted over which of the two explorers was the first to reach the North Pole, discussing a lecture invitation and rejecting Cook as a charlatan. $4800.

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“WE ARE ALL EXPLORERS IN AN UNDISCOVERED WORLD”

COOK, Frederick. My Attainment of the Pole. New York, 1911.

First edition of Cook’s version of the North Pole controversy, inscribed and signed by Cook to Elbert Hubbard, founder of the successful and influential Roycroft Press: “To Elbert Hubbard, We are all explorers in an undiscovered world. May the lessons of this quest form a line in your book of destiny. Frederick A. Cook, Cleveland, O, Dec. 2, 1913.” With an autograph letter signed from Cook to Hubbard from the following year, thanking Hubbard for his helpfulness, “with Cheers from the sunny south,” tipped to the front pastedown. $4200.

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“I HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE OF DISPLAYINGTHE FLAG OF THE NAVY LEAGUE AT THE POLE”

PEARY, Robert. Typed letter signed. Washington, DC, 1909. Typed letter signed by Robert Peary, dated December 1909, expressing his thanks for the use of a Navy League flag which he relates he flew upon his discovery of the North Pole in February of the same year. Framed with black-and-white photograph of Peary, shown on a shipdeck bundled in animal skins. $3800.

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“THE PROBLEM OF THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE, DISPUTED FOR 300 YEARS, WAS SOLVED”

M'CLURE, R[OBERT]. Discovery of the North-West Passage. London, 1856.

First edition of McClure's harrowing account of the HMS Investigator's dramatic discovery of "the fabled North West Passage, sought by British seamen for nearly 300 years," with folding color map and four full-page tinted lithographs (including frontispiece), in original cloth. $3500.

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PARRY'S FIRST EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE, UNCUT IN ORIGINAL BOARDS

PARRY, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage… London, 1821.

First edition of the account of Parry’s important first voyage in search of the Northwest Passage, providing essential details of arctic geography and natural history, illustrated with engraved maps and plates, uncut and in scarce original boards. $3500.

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“A BREATHTAKING RECITAL OF CONTINUOUS ADVENTURE”

BACK, George. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition. London, 1836.

First edition, octavo issue of this extraordinary account of Back’s journey down the uncharted Great Fish River, with 16 full-page engravings and lithographs produced by Finden and Haghe after drawings by Back himself, and a large folding map, also by Back. $2500.

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