Title ...Schwatka's Search: Sleding in the Arctic in Quest of the Franklin Records
8vo; xvi, 316, 3 ad pages; with Maps and Illustrations.
Publisher New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881.
Seller ID 008329
Chronicling the account by New York Herald correspondent Gilder of his travel with Schwatka searching for a landmark on King William's Island that turned out to no longer contain records from the long-lost Franklin Expedition, and the ensuing journey by sled across the Canadian Arctic.
From August 1878 to August 1880 five men navigated northern Canada searching for Franklin's records; the book contains details of sledging, travel conditions, notes on Eskimos, seal and walrus hunting.
Decorated dark green cloth covered boards Bindings firm. Boards have had wear and were somewhat repaired in the past. Text clean with even age-toning.