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IN ARCTIC SEAS: THE VOYAGE OF THE "KITE" WITH THE PEARY EXPEDITION TOGETHER WITH A TRANSCRIPT OF THE LOG OF THE "KITE" Robert Keely and G.G. Davis 1892 Hardcover Fine
By Keely, Robert N. Jr., and G.G. Davis
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Phildelphia, Rufus C. Hartranft, 1892. 542 pp, b/w illustrations, folding map, marbled end papers. Former owner's bookplate on FEP. Light blue morocco, spine with gilt text and decoration, spine a trifle faded but a fine copy in a fine binding. Fine.

Best edition - published the same year as the first edition, but with the addition of the log of the Kite on the relief expedition July 4 - Sept. 22, 1892. 

Keely and Davis were surgeons aboard the Kite on this expedition in 1891-2, sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The personnel included zoologists and botanists. This edition contains the log of the second, or relief expedition of the Kite. Peary led this 1891 expedition to West and North Greenland and Keely and Davis took command once he disembarked in Greenland. 


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