Three Years of Arctic Service
An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North
By Adolphus W Greely
New York: Charles Scribnerâ€™s and Sons, 1886, First American Edition, large 8vo; 2 volumes, [xxv], 428pp, xii, , 444pp, illustrated with 44 plates including frontispieces (one is engraved portrait) plus 9 maps â€“ one very large fold-out map in rear pocket of Volume II, 16 Appendices, Index. Publisherâ€™s dark blue pictorial cloth with beveled edges, bright silver spine and cover title lettering. Interior in very clean with tight hinges. Â A completeÂ set in Very Good condition.Â â€”Arctic Bibliography 6118.
An excellent account of the American expedition of 1881-84, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, on the east coast of Ellesmere Island, which explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land, and Hayes Sound on Ellesmere. All but seven members of the party perished of starvation before the survivors were rescued at Cape Sabine, Smith Sound.
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