Lot 78 of 305:
Kane's Arctic Explorations 2d Grinnell Expedition  

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Title:
Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55

Author:
Kane, Elisha Kent

Place:
Philadelphia

Publisher:
Childs & Peterson

Date:
1856

Description:
2 volumes. 464; 467 pp. Illustrated with 22 steel-engraved plates incl. frontispieces and added titles; 3 maps, 2 of them folding; numerous wood engravings in the text. 22x14 cm. (8¾x5½"), period half calf & mottled boards, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces. First Edition. The search for the remains of the polar expedition of Sir John Franklin was to lead to far greater information on the Arctic than could have been gleaned from the original expedition, even if it had been successful in navigating the Northwest Passage. The series of fine steel-engraved plates shows a captivating variety of Arctic scenes. Arctic Bib. 8373. Ownership signatures of W.A. Fanvill, Chicago, Oct. 1856, to front free endpapers, along with blindstamp of S.C. Griggs & Co. of Chicago.

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Condition:
Scuffs to corners, Vol. II spine scuffed with darkening; some light foxing to plates but less than is normally the case, very good or better condition.


 
Item number:
213623
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