[Travel, Exploration] The Polar World a Popular Description of Man and Nature Arctic and Antarctic Regions of the World
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874. Second Edition. A Near Fine Half Leather Volume. Early half red morocco with five spine bands with gilt titles and decoration to marbled boards with matching endpages by W. Worsfold, London with numerous Woodcuts and Chromoxylographic Plates, Three Folded Color Maps; Top edge gilt, 8vo; 8.75 inches tall; viii, 548 pages with an index and 8 unnumbered plates. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with corner rubs.
Provenance: Helen Gould Shepard (with her bookplate).
Near Fine / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #16011
A beautifully illustrated and finely bound scientific and historical study of the polar regions. Written with the intention of conveying 'solid instruction under an entertaining form', Hartwig describes the geography, geology and history of exploration in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.