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

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

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes; Octavo; I; xii, 440; II; x, 441-911, with index; illustrated, engraved portrait frontispiece of George W Delong, volume I and frontispiece color lithograph volume II, totals of two steel engravings, one color lithograph, thirteen wood engravings, forty-one vignette illustrations, twenty-three maps and charts including a folding map of the voyage, (Collated complete); three quarter brown leather and brown cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers and edges, spines lettered in gilt; A very good tight clean complete set; Some edge wear and rubbing to the spine bands; One closed tape repair to the folding map, tape on blank verso; Arctic Bibliography 3839 (Arctic Bibliography only lists the 1884 Trade Edition). DeLong sailed from San Francisco in July 1879 with the intention of sailing through the Bering Strait and then enter the Pole byway of the New Siberian Islands and Wrangell Island. The last sighting of the Jeannette was at Wrangell Island during the first two years of the voyage. In the space of those two years the crew struggled against the ice and extremely harsh conditions, but was unable to save the ship which was ultimately crushed by the floes. The crew escaped, but several perished in a storm, and several of those who reached land died from starvation and extrem …. Very good. Item #19091

Arctic Bibliography 3839 (Arctic Bibliography only lists the 1884 Trade Edition). DeLong sailed from San Francisco in July 1879 with the intention of sailing through the Bering Strait and then enter the Pole byway of the New Siberian Islands and Wrangell Island. The last sighting of the Jeannette was at Wrangell Island during the first two years of the voyage. In the space of those two years the crew struggled against the ice and extremely harsh conditions, but was unable to save the ship which was ultimately crushed by the floes. The crew escaped, but several perished in a storm, and several of those who reached land died from starvation and extreme conditions. This extensive account of the tragic Voyage of the Jeannette was edited by DeLong's widow, Emma DeLong.

Price: $375.00

See all items in Travel & Exploration