” Kane, on board the Advance, was commander of this expedition, which was financed by Grinnell. Franklin was not found; however, much data concerning the Eskimo, geography, and scientific information was gathered. Kane, passing up Smith Sound at the head of Baffin Bay, advanced into the enclosed sea which now bears the name of Kane Basin, thus establishing the Polar route of many future Arctic expeditions. ” (Hill).
First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, [iv], 464; [ii], 467 pp., 2 additional engraved title-pages with vignette, upwards of 300 engravings including full page steel engravings and some wood engravings, 2 folding maps, some light spotting, original blue blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt, neat repairs to extremities, an excellent set.
Books on Ice 3.9; Howgego III K3; NMM I 924; Sabin 37001.
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