SOLD Artic Explorations Volumes I & II


Rare book

A classic of literature about the true Arctic voyages of Dr. Elisha Kane, a harrowing expedition in search of lost fellow explorers from the Sir John Franklin Expedition.

This rare early edition (believed first stereotyped), is complete with all plates and folding maps. With engraved vignette titles, engraved portrait frontispieces of Kane and Grinnell from Brady daguerreotypes, 18 engraved plates, 2 maps, one of them a folding isothermal chart. Numerous wood engravings in the text.

Sporadic light scattered foxing as is typical of a text of over 155 yrs old. Decorative blind stamped binding, gilt lettered titles on spine.

Printed in 1857.

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