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Three Years of Arctic Service. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. Two volumes.
New York, Charles Scribner`s Sons, 1886. XXV + (1 blank) + 428 + XII + (2) + 444 pp. 2 frontispieces. 42 plates. Numerous illustrations in the text. 9 maps, of which 2 large folding (one in rear pocket of volume II). Original decorated blue cloth. Occasional light spotting.. . The account of the United States expedition during the first International Polar Year based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, explored the north of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, and the west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Islands). The expedition met with disaster. The Proteus, the relief ships failed to arrive in August 1883, and it was decided to attempt to reach Cape Dobbin in small boats. When the relief finally arrived, only Greely and 5 other of the party were still alive. Arctic bibliography 6118.
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