Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 … 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. ELISHA KANE.
Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 … 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.
Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 … 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.
Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 … 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.
Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 … 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.

Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 … 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.

Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co.; Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1856. First edition, the uncommon Chicago issue; 8vo, 2 vols., pp. 464 & 467pp., 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 half calf, red and black morocco labels on spine; tops of spines chipped, binding scuffed, else a good copy, internally clean. 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 and Sabin 36998, neither mentioning the Chicago issue. Item #24265

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