THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North
New York: Scribner's, 1894. Second edition, slightly abridged, with new author Foreword. Thick octavo. Original dark blue decorated cloth stamped in gilt & silver, brown endpapers. pp [2, blank], (xxiv), 726, [2, blank] + engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard + folding map at rear; numerous photos and maps in text. Ex high school library (Ellicottville, New York), with bookplate on front pastedown, remains of pouch and rubber stamp on rear pastedown; call numbers in white to a blank area of the spine; mild wear to spine tips and outer corners, small worn to top edge of rear cover; slight rubbing at foot of spine; usual yellowing to page edges; clean tear to inner third of the folding map neatly repaired on black side with clear archival paper tape; else a VG clean and tight copy, inner hinges not cracked (in other words, the little heathens never looked at the book). "This United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay...on the east coast of Ellesmere Island, explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington...the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Island), and extended the mapping of Hayes Sound... on Ellesmere. As relief ships failed to reach them, members of the party made a march out of the Hall Basin area, all but seven dying of starvation before rescue at Cape Sabine, Smith Sound" - Arctic Bib. 6118. "In preparing a popular edition in English, the same plan and scope have been followed as were the French and German editions. All the photographic reproductions have been retained, and only such portions of the text have been omitted as bear on scientific and historical matters, unessential to a full understanding of the expedition. - author's Preface to New Edition. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover