A Thousand Days in the Arctic. Frederick G. JACKSON.
A Thousand Days in the Arctic
A Thousand Days in the Arctic

A Thousand Days in the Arctic

New York, Harper, 1899 [first American edition].

Octavo, xxiv, 940, [4] (publisher's advertisements) pages with 2 frontispiece portraits and 188 illustrations (many full-page) plus 13 plates and 5 folding maps.

Colour-pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut; cloth slightly rubbed and very slightly worn at the extremities; short split to the cloth on the rear leading edge expertly sealed; tiny chips and tears to the leading edge of two leaves (where inexpertly opened), with trifling imperfections to a few other leading edges; lengthy biographical note on the author in light pencil on the front flyleaf; an excellent copy.

The account of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition, led by Jackson and equipped and sponsored by Harmsworth 'to make a thorough scientific exploration of the newly-discovered Franz-Josef Land, only some part of its southern shores being then known, and the hope being reasonably entertained that it might extend far to the northward, and therefore afford facilities for a nearer approach to the North Pole than had hitherto been accomplished'. The party left England in July 1894 and spent the next three years based on Northbrook Island. It was here that Nansen and Johansen providentially met them in June 1896 on their return by kayak from their unsuccessful dash to the Pole.

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Price (AUD): $700.00

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