Copenhagen. 1857. ,162; pp. plus frontispiece map. Modern paper boards, printed paper label on front board. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage, 20th-century bookplate on front pastedown. Titlepage trimmed at lower edge, not affecting text. Light tanning, very faint foxing. About very good. Item #WRCAM54190
Carl Petersen's rare account of his experiences as the interpreter for William Penny's Franklin search expedition, and later on Elisha Kent Kane's Second Grinnell Expedition from 1853 to 1855. His accounts are supplemented with the diary of Dr. Augustus Sonntag, the astronomer on Kane's expedition. One of the primary accounts of the Kane fiasco, from which the crew barely escaped with their lives. A rare work, only one copy has ever appeared at auction. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 13386. SABIN 61223.