Washington DC: The National Geographic Society by the Estate of William Ziegler, 1907. First edition. Hardcover. Large 4to. , v, , 3-630,  pp. Half-bound in rich maroon leather over fine-grained maroon cloth, edges of leather are ruled in gilt. Spine has a red morocco label with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, red marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated by several color maps and charts with a foldout map tucked in a pocket on the rear pastedown. Edited by John A. Fleming. Arctic Bibliography 4938. 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. 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.