The Polar World: A Popular Description of Man and Nature in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions of the Globe
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Place: New York
xvi+486+[6+4 ad] pages with frontispiece, illustrations and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial to cover with beveled and blind-stamped ruled edges. First edition.
The object of this work is to described the Polar World in its principal natural features, to point out the influence of its long winter-night and fleeting summer on the development of vegetable and animal existence, and finally to picture man waging the battle of life against the dreadful climate of the high latitudes of our globe either as the inhabitant of their solitude, or as the investigator of their mysteries.
Spine ends chipped away, corners rubbed through, hinges rubbed, 1" crack at front head hinge, spine gilt dulled and rubbed. One title cut out at back of works published else a good copy.
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