Hall, Charles F.; Nourse, J.E.
Narrative of the Second Artic Expedition Made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straits of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land and Residence Among the Eskimos, During the Years 1864-'69
Washington, Dc: Government Printing Office, 1879.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 x 10.5 inches, 644 pp, with 7 plates and many additional illustrations in the text, 20 maps, including a colored linen-backed map (26 x 33 inches) of the North Polar region in rear pocket. Original green cloth decorated in gilt with a dog-sledding scene on the front board. Some offsetting to title page, corners bumped, hinges tender, brief inscription on front endpaper; overall a sound and attractive copy.This expedition (1864-69) was undertaken for scientific purposes and to search for information about the fate of the Franklin Expedition--lost since 1845. It was edited from Hall's manuscript and published after his death (in 1871). Includes detailed information on the Eskimos of Repulse Bay, the fish and game of the region, the auroras, and weather and traveling conditions, as well as an account of some Franklin artifacts, which were discovered on King William Island (Arctic Bibliography 6486).