The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Saturday, September 11, 1875. Vol. XII. No. 302

The Graphic

Published by (London: The Graphic, 1875), 1875
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Folio (405 x 298 mm); pp. [241-272]; several woodcuts and advertisements. Some spotting and occasional light soiling. There are several illustrations of the Arctic Expedition of George Nares with the 'Alert' and 'Discovery', and a substantial illustrated supplement, with map, on the subject. Details are provided of the experiences on the voyage, and expectations as to the expedition to the Pole. As to plans for travel, it is noted that "Captain Nares is satisfied that in order to reach the Pole the most certain method is to push forward sledge parties." Although the expedition, described by David Mountfield as "the last British naval assault upon the Arctic in the 19th century", iced-in by bad weather, failed in its ultimate objective, it did nevertheless achieve a farthest-north record and lay the foundation for Peary's success of thirty-three years later. "The success of this expedition," writes Mountfield, "like others before it, was due to the high quality of British seamanship and the gritty determination of the younger officers, in particular Albert Markham." - Mountfield: A History of Polar Exploration, p. 115. Bookseller Inventory # 5164

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Title: The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper...

Publisher: (London: The Graphic, 1875)

Publication Date: 1875

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