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The classic account of explorer, physician and naval officer Dr Elisha Kent Kane (1820 - 1857), leader of The Second Grinnell Expedition of 1853, the American effort to determine the fate of Sir John Franklin's (1786 - 1847) expedition.
The team explored northwest of Greenland (now known as Grinnell Land).
Though unable to determine the fate of Franklin, the expedition set a new record for northward penetration and discovered the long-sought open Polar Sea. 31 chapters of graphic records of discoveries including flora, fauna, native peoples and meteroroligcal events.
First Edition Thus. First Printing. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. 12 mo; 17.5 cm.; 6.75 inches tall. 447 pages with index. Illustrated with in-text drawings color maps, frontispiece and 28 plates, six of which in color. Dark Brown publisher's cloth with stamped spine title sand front emblem; top edge gilt.
Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55
[The Lakeside Classics]
Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press.: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Size: 12 mo; 17.5 cm.; 6.75 inches tall. 447 pages
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009950