Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Illustrated with Upwards of Three Hundred Engravings, from Sketches by the Author. In Two Volumes.

By: Kane, Elisha Kent

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1857 printings. Bindings repaired, boards rubbed and soiled, front free endpaper of first volume removed, ink gift note on front flyleaf, moderately foxed. 1856 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. 464; 467 pp. 8vo. Original purple cloth, gilt titles, blind stamped borders and nautical motifs on front & rear board. Fold-out map precedes vol. 1 text, fold-out meteorological chart in appendix of vol. 2, engravings throughout, including several full-page plates, from sketches by the author. Numerous appendices follow text. Grinnell's expedition was one of many sent into Arctic waters in search of John Franklin and his crew, who had been missing for several years. The author crewed both Grinnell voyages (the first was launched two years before the second). Though Franklin and his crew were lost, the wide-ranging search for them led to more detailed mapping of the Canadian Arctic - Richard Cyriax notes in his study 'Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition' that the loss of the expedition probably added much more [geographical] knowledge than its successful return would have done. Arctic Bibliography 8273: Narrative of the Second Grinnell Expedition on the Advance, 1853-1855, Dr. Kane in command, under auspices of the U.S. Navy and various scientific institutions, to search for the Sir John Franklin Expedition, to explore, and to make scientific investigations and collections in the region north of Smith Sound. Contains an account of the organization and course of the expedition based on 'passages of [Kane's] journal of interest to the general reader': the voyage to Smith Sound, the wintering at Rensselaer Harbor on the northwest coast of Greenland, the making of observations, sledge journeys, explorations, surveys, etc.; notes upon the Eskimos, flora and fauna, Humboldt and other glaciers, ice, etc.; the abandonment of the Advance, and the party's return to Upernavik in small boats.; Sabin 37001.

Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Illustrated with Upwards of Three Hundred Engravings, from Sketches by the Author. In Two Volumes.

Author: Kane, Elisha Kent

Illustrator: Kane, Elisha Kent

Categories: Early Imprints, Polar Expeditions,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Childs & Peterson: 1856

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2278000

Keywords: ADVENTURE ARCTIC POLAR EXPEDITION JOHN FRANKLIN U.S. HENRY GRINNELL SECOND VOYAGE,