In Arctic Seas
The Voyage of the Kite with the Peary Expedition together with a Transcript of the Log of the “Kite”
By Robert N. Keely & G. G. Davis
Philadelphia. Rufus C. Hartranft. 1893. 8vo. 23.0 cm, [vii], 524pp., frontis with tissue guard, fold-out map and 118 black-and-white plates and illustrations. Publisherâ€™s red cloth with beveled boards, gilt spine and cover titles, pictorial illustration de-bossed in silver on the front cover, a very good sound copy of a scarce book. â€”Arctic Bibliography 8485.
Keely and Davis were surgeons aboard the Kite on this expedition in 1891-2, sponsored by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The personnel included zoologists and botanists. This edition contains the log of the second, or relief expedition of the Kite.
Peary led this 1891 expedition to West and North Greenland and Keely and Davis took command once he disembarked in Greenland. Only the first issue of 1892 contains the log of the 1892 relief expedition at McCormick Bay and the results of Peary’s trans-Greenland march.