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This book is volume 1 "Artic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853 '54 '55" was written by Elisha Kent Kane, MD, published by Childs & Peterson, copyright 1857...title page reads in part "illustrated by upwards of three hundred engravings from sketches by the author" illustrations are steel plates and wood engravings; book has a fold out map (photo 3) plus a 2 map page...book contains 32 chapters, I took photos of the chapters up to chapter 12 to give you an idea of some of its contents (photos 4,5)...
hard back cover displays wear, corner bumps, soiling, front and back interior board spine cracks with back exterior board also cracked at spine, back board loose, front board slightly loose. book is complete, all pages attached, contains 464 pages...first blank pages having a written name & location, also a poem written in pencil; beginning pages having foxing, engravings having foxing, otherwise having light age toning, finger smudges here or there, a fox spot sometimes, the fold out map has a short tear, otherwise nice...no page tears or creasing noted.....book measures 9" X 6 1/4"...great adventurous book you will enjoy reading.....
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1857 Artic Explorations: the Second Grinnell Expedition Volume 1, Search of Sir John Franklin by Kane, Childs & Peterson
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