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BALCH, Edwin Swift (1856–1927). Antarctica. Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1902.

8vo. 3 large folding maps. Original gilt–lettered red buckram, top edge gilt, others uncut (some rubbing to gilt on spine, discrete evidence of library card pocket removal at end, rear hinge discreetly reinforced). Provenance: Lawrence Public Library (bookplate with inscription: “GIFT OF EDWIN SWIFT BALCH).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY of this important general overview on Antarctic exploration by a 19th–century mountaineer. Rosove 24.A.1.d (“uncommon”); Spence 83.

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