Narrative of the North Polar Expedition U. S. Ship Polaris Captain Charles Francis Hall Commanding.
Davis, Rear Admiral C. H. (editor).
GPO, ( 1876), Washington DC
4to. 696 pp. b/w steel and wood engraved plates, colored lithographs..
The official account of the “Polaris” Expedition – a deeply troubled adventure in the course of which the controversial, and possibly mad, Hall died, probably poisoned. Includes accounts of the rescue of the expedition and of the official inquiry. Arctic Bib. 18382. Bound in half black morocco over blue boards, with marbled edges. Binding lightly scuffed. A very good, clean copy internally