Childs & Peterson, 1856, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
ELISHA KENT KANE. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition, Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. Octavo, first edition, pp. 464; 467, brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spines and a blind-stampled nautical illustration on fronts, folding maps, steel-engraved plates, bookplates on front pastedowns, former owner's name on front blanks. Covers the second futile Grinnell search for the mysteriously vanished John Franklin. Sabin 37001: "A great part of these volumes is occupied with descriptions of the Esquimaux." Condition of these books: Tight, boards discolored in spots, wear at spine ends, back joint of V2 is starting to split, foxing to prelims and some of the plates, but overall this is a good, sound set. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; 19th century; Arctic & Antarctic. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54112.