The Frozen Zone and Its Explorers: A Comprehensive Record of Voyages, Travels, Discoveries, Adventures and Whale-Fishing in the Arctic Regions for One Thousand Years. With a Full and Reliable History of the Late Expedition Under Charles Francis Hall ...
Hyde, Alexander & Rev. A.C. Baldwin, and Rev. W.L. Gage

Hartford, Conn., And Chicago, : Columbian Book Company, 1874. F xv + 800 pages + (4) pages of publishers announcements. Illustrations include a very well-engraved portrait of Elisha Kent Kane by H. Whitechurch after a daguerreotype by Brady; and a similar engraved portrait of Admiral Franklin; also a view of The Polaris under steam in the Arctic, a circumpolar map, a folding colored map of the American Polar Sea compiled by E.G. Ravenstein, ancient map of Spitzbergen, a small chart of the Whale-Fish Islands, another chart showing the route and discoveries of Kane, Hayes, and Hall and numerous woodcuts and illustrations of Arctic relics from various expeditions, discoveries, travels; good ethnographic & natural history research. The lengthy title also announces "...a Full and Reliable History of the Late Expedition Under Charles Francis Hall in the Ill-Fated Polaris embracing the Discoveries and Death of its Commander; the Fearful Six Months' Drift on the Ice; John Herron's Diary; The Wreck of the Steamer; and the Final Escape of Captain Buddington and Companions in Open Boats. Also, an Account of the Search made for the Castaways by the Tigress and Juniata...." The title page also notes that the volume was published by subscription only. Previous owner name in pencil on front endpaper of Hollembaek, Oct. 10th 1874. Volume approx. 6 1/2" x 9" size; original publishers green decoratively blind-stamped and gilt cloth binding; gilt spine titles and arctic exploration-themed gilt illustration; cover with 'Adventures in Frost-Land' gilt vignette. Some edge, tips wear-through to the boards; spine-ends' cloth frayed away; gilding still bright and in good condition; text block clean and an interesting 19th century Arctic travel and exploration survey. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 25022)


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