Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.

KANE, Elisha Kent.

Published by Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia, 1856
Hardcover
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Complete 2-volume set. 8vo. Blind-embossed green cloth. Frontispieces, engraved title pages, extensive illustrations ("Illustrated by Upwards of Three Hundred Engravings, from Sketches by the Author"), two foldout maps. Good plus. Bindings a bit rough and edgeworn, corners bumped, some chipping at heads and tails of spines, sporadic foxing, but tight and overall a quite decent set. First edition of this famed failed journey by the American explorer and physician (1820-57) which searched the Arctic for the English explorer (1786-1847) who died searching for the Northwest Passage -- but a rousing success in another sense, for they explored further and longer than previous Arctic expeditions and survived to tell the tale despite suffering horrific hardships. SABIN 36998. Bookseller Inventory # 32567

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Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell ...

Publisher: Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1856

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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