~ 1859 ARCTIC EXPEDITION FRANKLIN KANE GRINNELL VOYAGE

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PRESENTING FOR AUCTION: NINETEENTH CENTURY PRINTING TELLING THE HARROWING STORY OF CAPTAIN M'CLINTOCK'S ARCTIC EXPEDITION TO DISCOVER THE FATE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN & HIS CREW

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IN THE ARCTIC SEAS:A NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE FATE OF SIR J.FRANKLIN & HIS COMPANIONS by Captain M'Clintock

Porter and Coates. Philadelphia. Circa 1880. Author's Edition. 375 pages. Hardcover. Decorative Gilt Boards. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Contains full-page plates and text illustrations. The book was first printed in London in 1859 under the title "The Voyage of the Fox in the Arctic Seas."

After several attempts to determine the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew, including the Grinnell Expedition led by Elisha Kent Kane, Lady Franklin funded this expedition which proved definitive. This harrowing account of the expedition led by Captain M'Clintock, who had served with Ross in the Arctic, definitively proved the fate of Franklin through eyewitness accounts of the native Esquimaux people. The voyage also was responsible for many important geographical and geological discoveries.

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. Cause of delay in equipment — Fittings of the 'Fox' — Volunteers for Arctic service — Assistance from public departments — Reflections upon the undertaking — Instructions and departure — Orkneys and Greenland — Fine Arctic scenery — Danish establishments in Greenland —¦ Frederickshaab, in Davis' Straits Tage 1 CHAPTER II. Fiskernaes and Esquimaux — The 'Fox' reaches Disco — Disco Fiord — Summer scenery — Waigat Strait — Coaling from the mine — Purchasing Esquimaux dogs — Heavy gale off Uper- nivik — Melville Bay — The middle ice — The great glacier of Greenland — Reindeer cross the glacier 21 CHAPTER III. Melville Bay — Beset in Melville Bay — Signs of winter — The coming storm — Drifting in the pack — Canine appetite — Resigned to a winter in the pack — Dinner stolen by sharks — The Arctic shark—White whales and killers 38 CHAPTER IV. Snow crystals — Dog will not eat raven — An Arctic school — The dogs invade us — Bear-hunting by night — Ice-artillery—Arctic palates — Sudden rise of temperature — Harvey's idea of a sortie 56 CHAPTER V. Burial in the pack — Musk oxen in lat. 80° north — Thrift of the Arctic fox — The aurora affects the electrometer — An Arctic Christmas—Sufferings of Dr. Kane's deserters—Ice acted on by wind only — How the sun ought to be welcomed — Constant action of the ice — Return of the seals — Revolving storm 74 CHAPTER VI. A bear-fight — An ice-nip — Strong gales, rapid drift—The • Fox' breaks out of the pack — Hanging on to floe-edge — The Arctic bear — An ice tournament — The • Fox' in peril — A storm in the pack — Escape from the pack Page 93 CHAPTER VII. A holiday in Greenland — A lady blue with cold — The loves of Greenlanders — Close shaving — Meet the whalers — Informa- tion of whalers — Disco — Danish hospitality — Sail from Disco — Kindness of the whalers — Danish establishments in Greenland .. '.. '.. .. .. .. .. ".. .. .. Ill CHAPTER VIII. 'Fox' nearly wrecked — Afloat, and push ahead — Arctic hair- breadth escapes — Nearly caught in the pack — Shooting little auks — The Arctic Highlanders — Cape York—Crimson snow —Struggling-to the westward — Beach the West-land — Off the entrance of Lancaster Sound 128 CHAPTER IX. Off Cape Warrender — Sight the whalers again — Enter Pond's Bay — Communicate with Esquimaux — Ascend Pond's Inlet— Esquimaux information — Arctic summer abode — An Arctic village — No intelligence of Franklin's ships — Arctic trading — Geographical information of natives — Information of Bae's visit —Improvidence of Es...

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