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Book Number 1996 
Author Emma DeLong 
Title The Voyage of the Jeannette 
Date 1883 
Publisher Broughton, Mifflin and Company 
Place of Publication Boston 
Edition 1st edition 
Volume Information 2 volumes 
Cover contemporary ½ morocco with cloth boards. Spine with 5 blind tooled compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two and three. All edges marbled, paste down and free endpapers marbled. Both volumes contain name of previous owner written in contemporary ink and dated 1884. 
Illustration Volume 1 contains 8 plates on steel and wood, 7 maps and numerous woodengraved text illustrations. Volume 2 contains 8 plates on steel and wood, 15 maps and numerous wood engraved text illustrations. 
Size Small 4to 
Condition An excellent set 
Provenance  
Pagination Volume 1 P. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, preface iii-v, blank, contents vii-x, illustration listing xi-xii, 1-440; Volume 2 P. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, contents iii-viii, illustration list ix-x, 441-911. 
Reference National Maritime Museum I 965 
Translation Info  
Notes together with the large (17 1/8" x 20 1/2" ) rare hand coloured print of the loss of the Jeannette entitled “Le Naufrage de la Jeannette” Painted by Poilleux-Saint Ange dated 1884 and published by Jules Hautecceur in Paris. Setting sail out of San Francisco in July 1879. DeLong’s intended route was to sail through the Bering Strait and to enter the Pole byway of the New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island. Two years passed, and the last sighting of the Jeannette was at Wrangel Island. In the space of those two years the crew fought against the ice, but was unable to save the ship which was eventually crushed by the floes. Her crew escaped, but some perished in a storm, and most of those who reached land died from extream conditions. 
Price (US$) 2250  
Short Description Book Voyages General; Book Arctic & Antarctic General 
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