Title Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Book Condition Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Chicago S. C. Griggs and Company 1856
Seller ID 22322
Two volumes. Added engraved title page in each vol., with imprint: Philadelphia : Childs and Peterson, 1856./ "Publisher's advertisement" by Childs & Peterson, v. 1./ Includes portraits by R. Whitechurch and F. Halpin after Brady daguerrotypes; and plates by J. McGoffin, A.W. Graham, R. Hinshelwood, J.C. McRae, and G. Ulman after J. Hamilton, C. Schuessele, and G. White. Illustrated by upwards of 300 engravings, from sketches by the author, the steel plates executed under the direction of J.M. Butler, the wood engravings by Van Ingen & Snyder.Red and black leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Publisher's brown leather over marbled boards. Raised bands, and gilt design stamped to the spine. A gift inscription in pencil to the free endpaper of Volume One ("E. H. Wilcox from Judge Hills' library"). Hinges cracked in both volumes. Binding loose in Volume One. Scattered foxing to the page edges and endpapers. Foldout map in Volume One is intact with a tear. The map in the Appendix of Volume Two is torn and incomplete. ; 464, 467 pages
Discoveries in geography -- American. Eskimos -- Arctic regions -- Social life and customs. Indians of North America -- Arctic regions -- Social life and customs. Named Person:Franklin, John, 1786-1847. Named Conf:Grinnell Expedition (2nd : 1853- FIRST Edition Elisha Kent Kane Northwest Passage. Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- American. United States -- Discovery and exploration. Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857. Butler, J. M. ; (John M.)Whitechurch, Robert,; 1814-approximately 1880. Halpin, Frederick W.,; 1805-1880. McGoffin, John,; 1813- Graham, A. W. Hinshelwood, Robert,; 1812-1879. McRae, John C. Ulman, G.