Our Lost Explorers
The Narrative of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition as Related by the Survivors and in the Records and Last Journals of Lieutenant (George W.) DeLong
By Newcomb, Raymond Lee
American Publishing Company: Hartford, CT. 1882, True 1st Edition, 8vo – 22.7 cm. [xvi], 479pp. Front piece with tissue guard, seven maps & plans along with 114 engravings. Publisherâ€™s brown cloth with silver and black de-bossed pictorials on front board and spine, exterior in excellent condition with professional restoration to spine extremities. Internally with no prior ownership markings, tight uncracked hinges and no foxing, small damp-stain on page edges. A Near Fine and complete copy of the Scarce First Edition published by subscription only. Not in Arctic Bibliography.
Raymond Newcomb was naturalist of the expedition and provides an account of the Jeannette search expeditions, their discoveries, the burning of the Rodgers, etc. A very informative book for anyone interested in the tragic Jeannette Expedition under the command of Lt. George DeLong.