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Greely, Adolphus W.
Report on the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C, 1888. First edition. Illustrated. viii, 545; vi, [ii], 738. 2 vols. 4to. With Greely's Signature. A handsome set, formerly owned by Henry Cabot Lodge. Referring to Greely's own account of the voyage, the Arctic Bibliography states: "The United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, about 81°45' N, on the east coast of Ellesmere Island, explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, about 82°30'-83°30" N, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Island), and extended the maping of Hayes Sound, about 79° N, 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" Fitzgerald, 289; cf Arctic Bibliography, 6118 Half morocco over pebble-grain cloth, spine gilt, vol. 2 rebacked with original spine laid down. Henry Cabot Lodge's Copy. Clipped signature of Greely laid down to front pastedown Illustrated. viii, 545; vi, [ii], 738. 2 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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