A Thousand Days in the Arctic
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1899.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good. pp. xxiii, 940, + ads, with many plates (including one folding panorama), portraits, and five folding maps. Plates are from photos by the author and drawings by R.W. Macbeth, Clifford Carleton, Harry C. Edwards, E.F.W. Frohawk. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering, illustration on upper board. Light soiling to boards and rubbing to corners, early ownership inscription on front pastedown, closed tear repaired on verso one map. Binding sound, text clean. Narrative of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition, which "sailed in the Windward to Franz Josef Land, established winter quarters at Cape Flora, Northbrook Island, Sept. 1894, and repained for three years....Throughout this period the party made sledge journeys in the archipelago, surveyed, made scientific collections, and kept a meterological record. The author's journal (p 5-775) records day by day...the course of the expedition, describes in detail the hunting, weather, ice conditions, the polar night and its effects, pony and dog sledging, the terrain, health, food, etc" (Arctic Bib. 7943).