First edition. 8vo. pp. 91; map by the author; discrete blindstamp to title-page, else a very good copy in the original gilt-lettered red cloth, slightly sunned to spine. Ownerhip inscription of William E. Davies.
AB 999: "An attempt to present the facts, and reasons for the writer's conviction that Dr. Cook was the first to reach the North Pole". Balch also discusses the theories and findings of Nansen, Peary and others. This copy has the ownership inscription of William Davies, a US geologist and polar explorer, after whom the Davies Escarpment in Antarctica is named.
Author Balch, Edwin Swift.
Binding Original cloth, gilt
Publisher Philadelphia: Campion and Company
Condition See description
Pages pp. 91