Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, in the Years 1853, '54, '55 [Volume 2 only]

By: KANE, Elisha Kent

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First Edition. Rebound in dark brown grained leather, with gilt titles. Bindings very tight. Text clean with occasional spotting. --- Illustrated with engravings from sketches by the author. Steel plates by J.M Butler and wood engravings by Van Ingen & Snyder; Large folding map; Baffin Bay map has a tear near joint. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Vignette title-page in each volume, 18 engraved tissue-guarded steel engraved plates. Bindings tight, hinges firm, Spine sun-faded. Wear spine tips. Corners pushed. Text clean, some minor foxing with tissue-guards not affecting plates. All plates present with tissue guards. ---- As described by the title-pages, the volumes are "Illustrated by upwards of three hundred engravings, from sketches by the author. The steel plates executed [by J. Hamilton and others] under the superintendence of J.M. Butler, the wood engravings by Van Ingen & Snyder." The plates total 20 altogether, including frontispieces. ---- As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to search for missing British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850. "Kane quickly impressed British explorers with his intelligence and traveling experience. In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition. The Advance returned to the United States in September 1851. Kane's belief that Franklin might have gone further north persuaded Grinnell and the U.S. Navy to support a second expedition to search for the lost explorers. Kane led this new expedition in the Advance to seek a more northerly route near Greenland.

Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, in the Years 1853, '54, '55 [Volume 2 only]

Author Name: KANE, Elisha Kent

Illustrator: J.M Butler; Van Ingen & Snyder. Elisha Kent Kane

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs and Peterson: 1856

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 005741

Keywords: Adventurers & Explorers; American; Arctic Ocean; Arctic regions; Arctic regions; Biography & Autobiography; Canada; Discovery and exploration; Franklin, John, Sir; General; History; Northwest Passage; Travel; United States,