Kane, Elisha Kent - Arctic explorations: the second Grinell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin - 1856

Description
Kane, Elisha Kent - Arctic explorations: the second Grinell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin - 1856
Cartography, Travels, Arctic Exploration - Quantity: 2 - Well-illustrated and in a nice, original binding

First edition. Published in Philadelphia, PA, in two volumes. Large 8vo size. Two frontispiece portraits (tissue-guarded), title pages with engraved vignettes, 931 [464; 467] pp.; I: 11 tissue-guarded engraved plates, two maps (of three); II: map; large, multiple folded chart, and seven tissue-guarded engraved plates; numerous steel-engravings throughout in the text. Original uniform pictorial embossed cloth with gilt title on the spines. Original brown endpapers.

On the title pages, the title is shorter: Arctic explorations in the years 1853, '54, '55.

Seems to lack one map in vol 1 (rear pocket empty). Some light rubbing to extremities, light pencilled marginalia to one text leaf, otherwise a very good, clean set. Rare in the original bindings.

Provenance: Pictorial bookplate of Wayne S. Franklin (a relative of Sir John?) on the front paste-downs; Franklin's name written in the top-margin of the title to volume one, and dated 1910.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Arctics, Exploration, Cartography, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Kane, Elisha Kent
Book Title
Arctic explorations: the second Grinell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1856
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Childs & Peterson
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Well-illustrated and in a nice, original binding
Dimensions
22×14.5 cm
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