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Narrative of the North Polar Expedition U.S. Ship Polaris. Captain Charles Francis Hall Commanding.
Washington. GPO. 1876. - Original decorated cloth. Engravings,maps,lithographs. Original decorated cloth . Binding Good+.(some wear on shoulders) Content: Very Good condition. 4to. 696pp. Illustrations: 2 steel engravings, 35 woodcut engravings, 2 photolithographs and 6 maps. The official U.S. Naval account of the Polaris Expedition from 1871-73. The Expedition commanded under Charles Francis Hall reached Kennedy Channel where they became ice-bound. After making a winter harbour at Polaris Bay, north-west Greenland, he then travelled by sled to the northern side of Newman Bay. Hall suddenly died in November 1871, officially reported from apoplexy, but later thought of arsenic poisoning. The expedition continued under George Tyson where at one point they had to be rescued after having floated away on an ice floe. A rather ineffectual expedition fraught with disasters. Arctic Bibl. Steel engravings (2), wood engravings (numerous), tail-pieces, maps (6), photolithographs (2). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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