The Open Polar Sea, A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole. Isaac I. Hayes.
The Open Polar Sea, A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole
The Open Polar Sea, A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole

The Open Polar Sea, A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole

New York: Hurd and Houghton.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 454 pp, with frontis portrait of the author and 9 plates (including 3 tinted maps). Original green cloth with small illustrations in gilt of a wolf on the front board and a walrus on the spine. Boards show some edgewear and light insect damage. Original owner's signature (dated 1867) on front endpaper and title page. Hayes was an American physician and accomplished arctic explorer who participated in three major expeditions in the 1850s and 1860s. This is an account of the Hayes Arctic Exploring Expedition of 1860-61. The party traveled in the schooner United States to the Smith Sound region to extend northward the explorations of the Second Grinnell Expedition and to make scientific oberservations and collect specimens. There is commentary throughout on the life and culture of the Eskimos, physical features of the region, and daily work of the expedition. Arctic Bibliography 6795.

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