Three Years of Arctic Service; An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of Farthest North.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1886
Description: Nearly 100 Illus. 9 maps, 3 folding, including large folding map in back pocket of vol. II. 2 Vols. Thick 8vo, rebound in modern red cloth with leather labels, spines rubbed, otherwise very good. New York: Scribner's, 1886. First Edition
Comments: From his camp, Fort Conger on Ellesmere Island, Greely discovered Lake Hazen and Greely Fjord. He reached the farthest north point yet at 83 degrees, 24'. Relief ships failed to reach Fort Conger so in 1883 Greely travelled south to Cape Sabine where he wintered. By the time a relief ship arrived in 1884, only Greely and six others were alive from the original 25-man expedition. Eberstadt 105:13. A tight, bright set.Edition: First
Condition: very good
Book ID: 237245