HOPPIN, BENJAMIN. A Diary Kept while with the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896 (cover title). [New Haven?, 1897.]
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HOPPIN, BENJAMIN. A Diary Kept while with the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896 (cover title). [New Haven?, 1897.]
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HOPPIN, BENJAMIN.
A Diary Kept while with the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896 (cover title). [New Haven?, 1897.]
8vo (195 x 136 mm). 80 pp. Frontispiece map, 1 other half-tone plate. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Mild foxing to f.f.e., slight rubbing to cloth.
Provenance: Mr Rosbach (presentation inscription dated Sept, 1897).

FIRST EDITION, RARE. The presentation inscription is signed "M.D. Hoppin." There is also a manuscript addenda on the last blank to the effect that two bear cubs that were captured near Turnavik Harbor were later taken to Sydney then to the zoo at Washington D.C. "where they got to be pretty good sized young bears." There are a few other manuscript corrections. Hoppin was Peary's mineralogist and his diary offers a daily log of the Hope from Nova Scotia to Meteor Island in Melville Bay. The first of the appendices lists the inscriptions in the whalers' burying ground at Niantilic winter harbor. AB 7401 (2d ed).
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