Three Years of Arctic Service; An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of Farthest North.

New York: Scribner, 1886.

Over 100 Illus. 9 maps, some folding, including large folding map in back pocket of vol. II. 2 Vols. Thick 8vo, original decorated blue cloth, ex-lib, cloth lightly soiled on both volumes, corners bumped on both volumes, foxing to margins of some plates in volume II. New York: Scribner's, 1886. First Edition.

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. Ex libris from the Englewood School, Englewood, New Jersey with their rubberstamp on the margin of the title-page of volume I and handwritten numbers on the spine of volume I. The large folding map has a few 1 inch to 2 inch holes with some loss of text. Internally, a tight, bright set.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $500.00

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