Scarce Copy - With 4 full-page coloured plates, and 102 wood-engravings
This describes Hall's first Arctic expedition, in the whaling barque "George Henry." The voyage was made in 1860-62 in hopes of discovering the fate of Sir John Franklin's third expedition, from which none of his party returned. There is considerable description of the lives of the natives.
A fascinating volume with an attractive coloured frontispiece and three other coloured plates by Leighton Bros (other name: Leighton, Charles Blair/ Leighton, George Cargill). The book is lavishly illustrated with 102 wood engravings, (A chart or folding map at rear appears missing). Published by Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, London, 1865. Publisher’s original maroon cloth boards with gilt design and lettering to upper board.
Book Dimensions: 20 x 13 cm & number of pages: 547 including appendix + 16 pages of publishers’ ads.
Worn condition. Covers heavily faded and marked, and mostly at spine. Boards have wear with rubbing and bumping to corners with evidence of repairs to front cover. Boards are firm and tight. Internally the book is in fair/ good condition. No writing or inscription. Foxing, and spotting marks to some pages. Text is clear and plates are bright (Please see pictures).
“Charles Francis Hall (c. 1821 – November 8, 1871) was an American Arctic explorer, best known for the suspicious circumstances surrounding his death while leading the American-sponsored Polaris expedition in an attempt to be the first to reach the North Pole. The expedition was marred by insubordination, incompetence, and poor leadership.”
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- Captain Charles Francis Hall
- Life with the Esquimaux. A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of John Franklin's Expedition
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- Sampson Low
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- 20×13 cm