Lieutenant Danenhower's Narrative of the "Jeannette"

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First edition. Hardcover. Item #30182

7.5" x 5". 102pp. Original printed perfect bound wrappers. Mild soiling and edge wear and a 1/2" chip on the rear wrapper, tasteful bookplate, else a very well preserved example of this scarce and fragile book. With a frontis portrait of the author, and engraved plate depicting the Jeannette, a double page map and two illustrations from drawings. See Arctic Biblio 3643, Howgego III D4. From the Arctic Bibliography: "The brief synopsis of the cruise of the Jeannette, 1879-1881, and (in more detail) the ship's party's retreat afoot and by boat from the wrecked ship 77 15'N. 155 E. in East Siberian Sea to the Lena delta; revised and corrected from the dictated narrative which appeared in the New York Herald, 1882." In his introduction, Danenhower's intent was to correct some of the early accounts, sensationalized by the press, and the intention was to follow up with a book.

Price: $750.00

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