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Arctic explorations the second and last United States Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin : beautifully illustrated with many elegant steel engravings, and more than two hundred and fifty wood engravings, from original designs by Elisha Kent Kane

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Published by R.W. Bliss and Company, R.J. Trumbull & Co. in Hartford, Conn, Toledo, O, San Francisco, Cal .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Kane, Elisha Kent, -- 1820-1857,
  • Franklin, John, -- Sir, -- 1786-1847,
  • Grinnell Expedition, 2d, 1853-1855,
  • Northwest Passage,
  • Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- American

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesArctic explorations in the years 1853, "54, "55
Statementby Elisha Kent Kane ; with a biographical sketch of the author by Prof. Charles W. Shields
ContributionsShields, Charles W. 1825-1904
The Physical Object
Pagination766 p., [23] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages766
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15007165M

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