Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928. Very Good in None dust-jacket First Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1928, First edition. x, 270pp. Twenty-seven photographic plates and illustrations, large folding color map. Index. Blue cloth lettered in pale blue. Owner's name in pencil, repair of two tears along fold of map, else a fine copy. Item #11679
An account of "the discovery and industrial evolution" of the Polar regions by a Civil War hero & North polar explorer who eventually was responsible for laying thousands of miles of telegraph cable in the U.S. Signal Corp. Greely covers Arctic discoveries prior to 1800; the Northwest Passage; Bering Sea; Arctic Alaska and Polar Canada; Kane Sea; Greenland; Iceland; Arctic Asia;.