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Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia 1856 - First edition, 8vo, 2 vols., pp. 464; 467; engraved portrait and vignette half-title in each volume, 4 maps (2 folding), 18 beautifully engraved plates and approximately 265 other engraved illustrations in the text; publisher's brown pictorial cloth stamped and lettered in gilt, brown glazed endpapers; spine ends expertly repaired, engraved title page in Vol. I a bit soiled; a very good, sound set. This copy inscribed by the author to "Captain Comstock with my best respects, E.K. Kane, Philadel., Oct. 5th. [1856]".Under the auspices of the U.S. Navy, Kane set out in search of Franklin, who had not been heard from since 1847, to explore, and to make scientific investigations in the regions north of Smith Sound. While Kane came away empty-handed as far as information on Franklin was concerned, the expedition was of extreme importance for its scientific and geographical discoveries. Arctic Bibliography 8373; Sabin 36998. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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