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A fascinating, first-hand account of life with Eskimos!

 

In 1860, Charles Francis Hall, an American sailor, began his first expedition to the Arctic on the whaling ship ‘George Henry’. The voyage had intended to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. When the ship was forced to stop due to frozen winter waters, Hall and his crew met Inuit people who provided assistance during the cold months. While Hall did not find all of the answers he was looking for, he did learn of some evidence that gave him hope that Franklin might still be alive. Hall’s findings and experiences on his own expedition were published in 1864 under the title “Arctic Researches or Life Among the Esquimaux”.

 

According to the Arctic Bibliography, this book

“Contains a narrative of the voyage of the George Henry to Holsteinborg, West Greenland, then across Davis Strait to Cornelius Grinnell Bay. Includes throughout, detailed descriptions of Eskimo life as shared by the author, the sledging, food, etc., notes on cold and its effects, the terrain of the regions explored, and remains of the Forbisher encampment discovered; also note on polar bear liver as poisonous.”

 

This 1865 first American edition is filled with more than 100 illustrations including a folding color map of Frobisher Bay.

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1865 1ed Life with Inuit Eskimos Arctic Expedition Hall Illustrated Canada MAP

 

A fascinating, first-hand account of life with Eskimos!

 

In 1860, Charles Francis Hall, an American sailor, began his first expedition to the Arctic on the whaling ship ‘George Henry’. The voyage had intended to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. When the ship was forced to stop due to frozen winter waters, Hall and his crew met Inuit people who provided assistance during the cold months. While Hall did not find all of the answers he was looking for, he did learn of some evidence that gave him hope that Franklin might still be alive. Hall’s findings and experiences on his own expedition were published in 1864 under the title “Arctic Researches or Life Among the Esquimaux”.

 

According to the Arctic Bibliography, this book

“Contains a narrative of the voyage of the George Henry to Holsteinborg, West Greenland, then across Davis Strait to Cornelius Grinnell Bay. Includes throughout, detailed descriptions of Eskimo life as shared by the author, the sledging, food, etc., notes on cold and its effects, the terrain of the regions explored, and remains of the Forbisher encampment discovered; also note on polar bear liver as poisonous.”

 

This 1865 first American edition is filled with more than 100 illustrations including a folding color map of Frobisher Bay.

 

Item number: #5232

Price: $399

 

HALL, Charles Francis

 

Arctic researches, and life among the Esquimaux : being the narrative of an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, in the years 1860, 1861, and 1862

 

New York : Harper & Brothers, 1865. First American edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxviii, 595, [1], [4 ads]
    • 100+ illustrations throughout
  • References: Sabin 29739; Arctic Bib. 6485; Field 639
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9.5in X 6.25in (24cm x 16cm)

 

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5232

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

HALL, Charles Francis

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete