ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

A selection of papers on

Stock Code
90557
A selection of papers on
Arctic geography and ethnology. Reprinted, and presented to the Arctic Expedition of 1875, by the president, council and fellows of the Royal Geographic Society.
London, Murray, 1875.
£400

In 1873 the Admiralty began planning an expedition to find a route to the North Pole through Smith Sound, the passage between Greenland and Canada. This collection of papers was published in 1875, with the aim of being 'useful to the officers of the [British Arctic] expedition' leaving later that year. The book is divided into two sections: geographical observations by the likes of Admiral Collinson, who led the 1850 expedition in search of John Franklin, and ethnographic observations, including accounts of the Inuit and their language.
 
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First edition. 8vo., xii, 292pp., 2 folding maps (1 in colour), original blue cloth gilt, a fine copy.

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