Philadelphia. 1858. 416pp. plus plates and advertisements. Portrait. Engraved title. Original cloth. Extremities frayed, scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM9233
Later edition, first published in 1857. A distinguished naval officer and physician, Kane was stationed in the Orient, Africa, and Europe, served as medical officer with the Grinnell expedition in search of John Franklin, and led the second Grinnell expedition in 1853. This last undertaking failed to discover information regarding Franklin, but gleaned important material concerning Eskimos, the Arctic, and a route to the North Pole. Hill notes the popularity of this work. SABIN 22094. HILL 537. DAB X, pp.256-57.