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KANE, Elisha Kent (1820–1857). Arctic Explorations in the Years 1853, ‘54, ‘55. Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1856.

2 volumes, 8vo. 2pp. publisher’s prospectus bound at front of both volumes, steel–engraved titles, steel–engraved frontispieces, 3 engraved maps including one large folding, one folding chart, 18 engraved plates and numerous in text illustrations. Original dark green cloth decorated in blind, gilt–lettered spines, brown coated endpapers (spines gently sunned, spine extreme ends discretely reinforced, else fine).

FIRST EDITION of this widely read “Narrative of the Second Grinnell Expedition on the Advance, 1853-1855, Dr. Kane in command, under auspices of the U.S. Navy and various scientific institutions, to search for the Sir John Franklin Expedition, to explore, and to make scientific investigations and collections in the region north of Smith Sound” (Arctic Bibliography). In an UNUSUALLY ATTRACTIVE BINDING. Arctic Bibliography 8373; Sabin 8373.

 KANE, Elisha Kent (1820–1857). Arctic Explorations in the Y...
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