THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the ... THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the ... THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the ...

THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE: An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North

Greely Adolphus

Published by London Richard Bentley and Son 1886, 1886
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2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with 2 frontispieces, 42 full page plates, several of which are folding, 81 text illustrations, and 9 maps, 2 of which are very large folding maps bound in at the end of Vol. II. 8vo, publisher's original navy-blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt with compass designs on the spines, the upper covers with a polar vignette in gilt and white. xxvi, 428; xiv, 444 index pp. A very handsome set, with the cloth in fine condition and with no fading, internally with very little evidence of use or age, an unusually pleasing copy, especially well preserved, tight and strong and with only very minimal breakage of the joining of the free-fly and pastedown. A UNUSUALLY nice set OF THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION of this narrative of one of the more tragic episodes in the history of polar exploration--only six members of the expedition survived (just barely) the ordeal which Greely narrates. First edition of this first person account of the 1881-1884 Greely expedition, with additional material from the diaries of Lt. Lockwood and Sgt. Brainard. The engravings are from original sketches, photos, and drawings and furnish some of the earliest view of these regions. This U.S. Army expedition, sent to establish a scientific observation post at Lady Franklin Bay (just north of the 81st) reached 83°24' by advancing along the coast of Greenland, breaking the English record by 4 miles and with its high number of fatalities, demonstrated the immense difficulty of reaching the Pole. Bookseller Inventory # 27470

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Publisher: London Richard Bentley and Son 1886

Publication Date: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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