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SEA OF THE BEAR Journal of a Voyage to Alaska and the Arctic, 1921

by Ransom, M. A. with Eloise Katherine Engle

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket

Annapolis MD: United States Naval Institute. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Binding is almost as new. The binder either cut the boards too narrow, or the contents too wide - they are almost even at the fore edge. Very minor edge foxing. Small stain on bfep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ, which is protected by a clear plastic cover, is amost as new, clean and unworn, with printed price. ; First Printing of the FIRST U. S. Naval Institute EDITION, 1964. 7-7/8" x 9", XIV + 119pp. Black cloth, briight gold spine Lettering. Top edge colored green. TRUE ADVENTURE. During the Arctic cruise of the Coast Guard cutter BEAR in 1921, Ransom "kept a diary, from which this book was later written, and used a drugstore-type Eastman Kodak to photograph many of the people and places depicted in the book...Years after that first voyage into the Arctic, he finally wrote out the brief notes, the tales of old-timers, the thoughts and impressions he had recorded on that adventurous trip. " Included is some early history of Alaska and the Far North since the BEAR was a part of that history. If the name of the BEAR is familiar to you it is probably because she was the ship used in Admiral Byrd's Antarctic Expedition of 1939-40 . Brief biographies of the authors, Ransom and Engle . 4 pages of ship's plans. One full-page map. Scores of b/w photos; some are full-page. Chronology. Ransom was a Lieutenant Commander of the U. S. Coaast Guard, now retired. .
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 45773
  • Title: SEA OF THE BEAR Journal of a Voyage to Alaska and the Arctic, 1921
  • Author: Ransom, M. A. with Eloise Katherine Engle
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Naval Institute
  • Place: Annapolis MD
  • Date published: 1964
  • Bookseller catalogs: ADVENTURE;


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