Narrative of the North Polar Expedition. U. S. Ship Polaris, Captain Charles Francis Hall Commanding

DAVIS, C. H., ed.

Add 
to Cart
Price: $350.00


TermsAsk a Question

Place Published: Washington
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1876

Description: Edited under the direction of the Hon. G. M. Robeson, Secretary of the Navy. 2 steel engraved frontispieces, 30 wood engraved plates, 6 maps, 2 photolithographs. 696pp. 4to, original red cloth, spine expertly recased with most of original backstrip, edges of corners worn, cloth lightly soiled, light foxing to a Frontis., inner hinges strengthened. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1876. First Edition.

Comments: Internally a tight, bright copy. The expedition lasted from 1871 to 1873. In 1871, the Polaris reached the most northerly point in the Arctic Ocean yet reached by a ship. While conducting scientific investigations, Charles Francis Hall had a stroke and died on November 8, 1871. The crew separated into two parts. One part built a house from wood of the Polaris, wintered in the Arctic, and then were rescued. The other part of the crew drifted 1300 miles on the ice-pack and were rescued.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 241632


More Hall,Charles Francis: webrss
More AMERICANA RARE: webrss
More ARCTIC: webrss

By This Author: DAVIS, C. H., ed.
By This Publisher: Government Printing Office
ABAA ILAB
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.


I have received my book, and it is a beautiful copy! It was very lovingly wrapped, and arrived in great shape. Thank you so much! I will definitely consider you for my next order. - Emily H.
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis