Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879. First. hardcover. Straits of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69. Ed, by J. E. Nourse. 20 maps, some colored and/or folding. Plates and text Illus. , l, 644pp. 4to, original green cloth, spine expertly recased with most of original backstrip retained, edges of corners bumped and worn, cloth lightly soiled, right margin of title page chipped, inner hinge strengthened. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1879. First Edition. good.
Lacks large folding linen backed map. Internally a tight, bright, clean copy. "His (Hall) researches occupied five years and entailed sledge journeys of more than 3,000 miles. He found several skeletal remains, obtained from the natives many articles of the (John) Franklin party and secured information from old Eskimos...(on the last known travels of members of the Franklin expedition). Dictionary of American Biography, volume VIII, page 120.