Washington DC: The National Geographic Society by the Estate of William Ziegler, 1907. First printing. Hardcover. Large 4to. Half-bound in rich maroon leather with fine-grained maroon cloth, edges of leather are ruled gilt. Spine has a red morocco label with gilt lettering, top textblock is in gilt, and the volume has red-marbled endpapers and pastedowns. The volume includes a foldout map tucked in a pocket on the rear pastedown, as well as several illustrations and charts. Edited by John A. Fleming. The report of the expedition includes the weather, ice conditions, and the travel conditions the crew faced in and around Franz Josef Land. The scientists attempted to use sled dogs and ponies to try to reach the North Pole, and at one point had their ship stranded on ice. A nice copy of this scarce volume on the 1903-1905 Polar Expedition attempting to reach the North Pole over the ice. Arctic Bibliography 4938. Very Good. Item #00007321
A Very Good book with moderate rubbing and wear to the leather corners, a scratch to the cloth on the front board, and very mild foxing to the textblock.