Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(ARCTIC.) [Donnet, James, ed.] Arctic Miscellanies: A Souvenir of the Late Polar Search by the Officers and Seamen of the Expedition. Colored lithographed frontispiece, text illustrations. [iii]-xxiv, 347 pages. 8vo, contemporary calf gilt, moderate wear; front inside hinge split from text block, lacking half-title; original gift inscription on flyleaf, Edinger bookplate. London, 1852

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Second edition of an interesting Franklin search publication. "At their winter quarters off Griffin Island in Barrow Strait, the officers and men of Resolute and Assistance produced in manuscript two gently competing newspapers, the Illustrated Arctic News (Resolute) and Aurora Borealis (Assistance). This scarce volume is a compilation of articles extracted from the latter"--Books on Ice 3.8. Arctic Bibliography 651; Sabin 1924.