Owner's address stamp on half-title and pastedown; some pencil underlining and marginal annotations to text; gold lettering on spine partly effaced; a tight, sound copy. 317 pp. Many illustrations from photographs. 8vo,
Octavo, black cloth gilt, endpaper maps. pp (2), (xvi), 317. Many photos in text. Yellowing to page edges; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names, no flaking to the cover gilt. An expedition through the Bering Stait to Port Hope and Wrangel Island. Borden Field Museum 1927 Alaska Arctic Expedition, endorsed by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. In search of brown bears, polar bears, walrus, and seals. AB 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
Very good. MacMillan Co., New York, NY, 1928. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6"x9", 317pp(Apndx). Page ends dull, ink owner name, date on back of frontispiece, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Text & covers are in fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good. xi, 317 pp, with endpaper map, illustrations from photographs. Original black cloth, no dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Courtney Letts came from a wealthy Chicago family and was one of the "Big Four"--a group of debutantes known as the city's most attractive and socially desirable women. In 1920, she married John Borden, a prominent Chicago attorney, trustee of the Field Museum, and avid adventurer and sportsman. In 1927, he was appointed to head a scientific expedition on behalf of the museum, and his wife was eager to accompany him. The party cruised north via the Inside Passage to Alaska, westward to Dutch Harbor, north through the Bering Strait to Point Hope, Wrangel Island, and then Cape Serdze Kamen before returning to San Francisco (Arctic Bib 1978). They hunted for grizzly and polar bears, walrus, and seals, and collected birds and arctic plants. Mrs. Borden kept a daily diary of the trip, which she turned into a lively book that includes details of expedition planning and preparation, tales of hunting and peril on the seas, and also nice detail about the tiny Alaskan towns they passed through and the people they encountered.
1928, 1st. (Hardcover) Very good. xi, 317pp. Octavo in original gilt lettered navy blue cloth with endpaper maps and illustrations, including frontispiece portrait, from photos. Arctic Bibl. 1978; Tourville 621. An expedition through Bering Strait to Point Hope and Wrangel Island.
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