New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, October 1918. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. *8 1/2" x 6") Red cloth. Sunning to spine. 426pp. Sixty-six illustrations and three maps - one doublepage.Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown. very good. Item #57076
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.