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The Voyage of The Jeannette The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long. Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881.

By George W. De Long

1883

Kegan Paul, Trench and Company : London

10" by 6.5"

xii, 440pp [1]; x, 441-911pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A two volume set of works which discusses the trail of the voyage of the Jeannette and the death of its many crew members. This work has been edited by the Ship captain's wife, Emma De Long.

In the publisher's uniform cloth binding. The illustrated journals of Lieutenant-Commander, George W. De Long. George W. De Long was a naval officer and explorer, who is best remembered for his role as the leader of the Jeannette Expedition of the late 19th century. This expedition saw a U.S. ship seek to travel to the North Pole via the Bering Strait. This journey resulted in the death of many crew members, including De Long. This particular set of work was edited by De Long's wife, Emma De Long is an exploration of this fateful journey. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, including two folding plates. Collated complete.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally bumped to the head and tail of the spine and also to the extremities. Bumping has resulted in small splits to the cloth of the head and tail of each backstrip. Light umping to the extremities. Light fading to each of the spines. Tide mark to the tail of the spine of volume II. Rubbing to the front and rear joints of each volume. Crack to the rear joint of volume II, with the backstrip beginning to lift. Rear hinge of volume II is failing with cords showing. Rear boards as risk of becoming detached. Internally bouth volumes are lightly strained in places throughout each volume. With the frontispiece of volume II detached but present. With the front blank and frontispiece of volume II detached but present. Tear to the head of the folding map to volume II. Tape repairs to the rear of the folding map to volume I, with light creasing to the map.

Overall Condition: Good

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