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DE LONG, George W. (1844–1881). The Voyage of the Jeannette: The Ship and Ice Journals of… Edited by Emma DeLong. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884.

2 volumes, royal 8vo. Frontispieces, folding map in rear pocket, numerous plates, portraits, charts and plants (some folding). Original pictorial brown cloth stamped in gilt (recased with fresh endpapers and end bands, vertical stain to spine of Vol. I).

FIRST EDITION. The Jeannette sailed from San Francisco into the Bering Sea and through the Bering Strait, but was caught in the ice near Herald Island on 2 September 1879. For nineteen months she drifted northwest until the ship was finally crushed and sank northeast of the New Siberian Islands. Twenty–five of the thirty–three men who abandoned the ship reached the Lena Delta, but there De Long and eleven others perished due to starvation and extreme conditions. Arctic Bibliography 3839.

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