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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.P>
First Edition Thus. First Printing. 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.
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality.
Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55
[The Lakeside Classics]
Illustrator: Illustrated with in-text drawings color maps, frontispiece and 28 plates, six of which in color.
Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing.
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