Captain Charles Francis Hall - Life with the Esquimaux. A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of John Franklin's Expedition - 1865

Omschrijving
Captain Charles Francis Hall - Life with the Esquimaux. A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of John Franklin's Expedition - 1865
Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Reizen, Reis, verkenning, expeditie - Aantal: 1 - Andere extra - zie beschrijving

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.

Item Description
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.

Condition
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.”









Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Reis, verkenning, expeditie, Reizen
Auteur/ Illustrator
Captain Charles Francis Hall
Boektitel
Life with the Esquimaux. A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of John Franklin's Expedition
Staat
Redelijk
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1865
Druk
Eerste druk
Taal
Engels
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
Sampson Low
Band
Harde kaft
Extra's
Andere extra - zie beschrijving
Aantal pagina‘s.
547
Afmetingen
20×13 cm
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