With Greely's Signature

Report on the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land.

Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1888.

Price: $1,250.00


About the item

First edition. Illustrated. viii, 545; vi, [ii], 738. 2 vols. 4to. With Greely's Signature. Half morocco over pebble-grain cloth, spine gilt, vol. 2 rebacked with original spine laid down. Henry Cabot Lodge's Copy. Clipped signature of Greely laid down to front pastedown. Fitzgerald, 289; cf Arctic Bibliography, 6118.

Item #217471

A handsome set, formerly owned by Henry Cabot Lodge.

Referring to Greely's own account of the voyage, the Arctic Bibliography states: "The United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, about 81°45' N, on the east coast of Ellesmere Island, explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, about 82°30'-83°30" N, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Island), and extended the maping of Hayes Sound, about 79° N, on Ellesmere. As relief ships failed to reach them, members of the party made a march out of the Hall Basin area, all but seven dying of starvation before rescue at Cape Sabine, Smith Sound"