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HALL, Charles Francis.
Arctic Researches and Life among the Esqimaux: being the Narrative of an Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, in the Years 1860, 1861, and 1862.
1865. New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1866. 8vo. Original brick-red buckram, gilt title and ornamentation to spine; pp. xxviii, [29]-595, [4, advertisements]; woodcut frontispiece, additional pictorial title, 18 full page woodcut illustrations, numerous woodcuts to text, 1 large folding map; occasional light spotting, otherwise very good, contemporary bookplate of Charles Chandler. Second printing of the first U.S. edition (two years after the British first, which is now virtually unobtainable). Hall led this expedition, financed by Henry Grinnell, to King William Island with a view to discovering further relics from the Franklin expedition following the discovery of its fate by M'Clintock. Hall travelled on the George Henry to Holsteinsborg, West Greenland and crossed Davis Strait to Cornelius Grinnell Bay and Cyrus Field Bay (both of which he named), where he teamed up with two local Eskimo, Ebierbing and Tookoolito. They together explored Frobisher Bay, where they discovered relics from Frobisher's 16th century expeditions and they determined that the Bay has no western outlet, as previously believed. Hall eventually returned home with his Eskimo companions, who were greeted with much interest back in North America. See Arctic Bibliography 6485
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