Doubleday, Page and Co., 1907. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 411pp. Green cloth with gilt lettering in spine.Color frontispiece bu Albert Operti and ninety-five photographs by the author, two folded maps in rear. Bookplate of former owner on front pastedown. Wear to top front corner. A bit of staining to bottom fore-edges. Binding tight. very good. Item #57068
From the library of Robert Lloyd Lillestrand with his bookplate.
Lillestrand was an authority on celestial navigation, a process crucial to determining one's position on the drifting polar ice pack. He had published numerous papers on the technical points of navigation and on polar exploration, has co-led expeditions to the pole twice and has assisted in polar expeditions.