Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 144 pp, with folding map and more than 50 illustrations from photographs. Original blue cloth. Binding sound and contents clean, boards lightly bumped at the corners. Signature on front pastedown of Peg Gould, wife of Lawrence M. Gould, who was second in command of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. The Bear set out in November 1897 set out to provide supplies to eight whaling ships that had become trapped in the ice near Point Barrow. The work includes tests of orders and letters, descriptions of traveling conditions and regions traversed, the Eskimos, and the purchase, care, and dispensing of relief supplies.(Arctic Bibliography 18402).