Philadelphia 1857 Childs & Peterson. Hardcover. Octavo, 464p., numerous illustrations, frontis steel engraved portrait of Kane, foldout weather chart, very bright and colorful end papers, 3/4 leather. ***Signed by Woodbury Kane. Good, cover quite rubbed and most of mounted spine labels worn away. Binding secure and text clean. Volume 1 only (of 2 volume set.). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: THE SECOND GRINNELL ...
Publication Date: 1857
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia, 1856. Cloth. Condition: Fair. Author (illustrator). Publication and copyright 1856 this the a classic account of Arctic shipwreck and survival in the historic search for the NorthWest Passage in scarce First Edition. This is the first of two volumes. 464 pages this covers to the end of 1854. . This is being sold as a REBINDING COPY. Covers are heavily worn with front top edges rounded to the block, more than half of spine covering gone, binding shaken, scattered spotting/foxing - this is over 150 years old and looks every day of it. Former owners Jacob Ziegler, John Wheel . Size: 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 016273
Book Description Cambridge University Press 2011-12-29, 2011. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-CUP-00042734
Book Description Childs and Peterson, Philadelphia, 1856. Hardcover. Condition: Good. J.M Butler; Van Ingen & Snyder. Elisha Kent Kane (illustrator). 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher¿s blind-stamped cloth with stamped spine titles in gilt. Illustrated with 300+ engravings from sketches by the author. 18 steel engraved plates by J.M Butler and wood engravings by Van Ingen & Snyder. Four maps, two are large folding maps; Three maps, two are large folding maps; Engraved frontispiece portrait and Vignette letter-press title-page in each volume, in each volume. 18 engraved tissue-guarded steel engraved plates. ----------- 8vo; 23 cm.; 9 inches tall. Volume 1: 464 pages. Volume 2: 467 pages with nearly half given to appendixes. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning, scattered foxing. Moderate handling wear. Most plates are lacking tissue-guards.---------- As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to search for missing British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850. "Kane quickly impressed British explorers with his intelligence and traveling experience. ------ In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition. ------- The Advance returned to the United States in September 1851. Kane's belief that Franklin might have gone further north persuaded Grinnell and the U.S. Navy to support a second expedition to search for the lost explorers. Kane led this new expedition in the Advance to seek a more northerly route near Greenland. --- REF: OCLC: 191868505. Sabin: 37001; Arctic Bibliography: 8373, N.M.M. Voyages 924; Goetamann: 198. Seller Inventory # 009708