MARKHAM, Albert Hastings

A whaling cruise to Baffin's Bay


A whaling cruise to Baffin’s Bay
and the Gulf of Boothia. And an account of the rescue of the crew of the “Polaris.”
London, Sampson Low, 1875.

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An account of a voyage in the Dundee whaler, the Arctic, with an account of the rescue of the crew of the ill-fated U.S. expedition under Captain Hall in the Polaris to reach the Pole by way of Smith’s Sound. This was Hall’s third Arctic venture and his last for he died after claiming to be poisoned by the expedition’s German doctor – a claim seemingly justified by the discovery of arsenic in his body during a modern autopsy.


Second edition. 8vo., xxxi, 307 pp., frontispiece, 7 full-page plates, numerous illustrations in text, coloured folding map at end, original blue cloth gilt, decorated in gilt and black, pictorial vignette to upper cover, a very good copy.



Stock ID: 97062