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 with Maps and Illustrations. xvi, 316, 3 ad pages. Bindings firm. Boards have had wear and were somewhat repaired in the past. Text clean with even age-toning.