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THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE LADY FRANKLIN BAY EXPEDITION OF 1881-84 AND THE ATTAINMENT OF THE FARTHEST NORTH 2 Volumes A. W. Greely 1886 1st ed Hardcover Leather binding Very Good
By Greely, Adolphus W.
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London, Richard Bently and Son, 1886, 1st UK edition. Two Volumes: 428 pp and 444 pp, 43 plates from engravings (including frontis portrait), 82 text illustrations and 9 maps (including 2 double page, 2 large folding - one in rear pocket. Hardcover Rebound in 3/4 leather, with leather spine and corners, and marbled boards. Hinges are weak. Boards show surface edge wear. The books are Ex Lib, with book plates, some rubber stamps, but no spine numbers.

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Narrative of the United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, on the east coast of Ellesmere Island. The expedition explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land and extended the mapping of Hayes Sound. After the failure of relief ships the party made their way to Cape Sabine, Smith Sound where seven survivors were rescued.

This book includes accounts of the battle with the ice on the sea, the sledge journeys, the organization and equipment, international circumpolar stations, their scientific observations, the farthest north: Conger, Cape Bryant, Cape Washington and much more.  One of the first U.S. Polar expeditions and one of the most tragic.

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In 1881, First Lieutenant Greely was given command of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition on the ship Proteus. Promoted by Henry W. Howgate, its purpose was to establish one of a chain of meteorological-observation stations as part of the First International Polar Year. The expedition also was commissioned by the US government to collect astronomical and polar magnetic data, which was carried out by the astronomer Edward Israel, who was part of Greely's crew. Another goal of the expedition was to search for any clues of the USS Jeannette, lost in the Arctic two years earlier.

Greely was without previous Arctic experience, but he and his party were able to discover many hitherto unknown miles along the coast of northwest Greenland. The expedition also crossed Ellesmere Island from east to west and Lt. James B. Lockwood and Sgt. David Legge Brainard achieved a new "farthest north" record of 8323'8" on Lockwood Island.

In 1882, Greely sighted a mountain range during a dog sledding exploration to the interior of northern Ellesmere Island and named them the Conger Range. He also sighted the Innuitian Mountains from Lake Hazen.

Two consecutive supply parties failed to reach Greely's party encamped at Fort Conger on Ellesmere Island in 1882 and 1883. In accordance with his instructions for this case, Greely decided in August 1883 to abandon Fort Conger and retreat south with his team. They reached Cape Sabine expecting to find food and equipment depots from the supply ships, but these had not been provided. With winter setting in Greely and his men were forced to winter at Cape Sabine with inadequate rations and little fuel.

A rescue expedition, led by Capt. Winfield Scott Schley on the USRC Bear (a former whaler built in Greenock, Scotland), was sent to rescue the Greely party. By the time Bear and ships Thetis and Alert arrived on June 22, 1884, to rescue the expedition, nineteen of Greely's 25-man crew had perished from starvation, drowning, hypothermia, and, in the case of Private Henry, gunshot wounds from an execution ordered by Greely.

Greely and the other survivors were themselves near death; one of the survivors died on the homeward journey. The returning survivors were venerated as heroes, though the heroism was tainted by sensational accusations of cannibalism during the remaining days of low food.

An exhibition on the "Greely expedition" was part of the Columbian Exposition in 1893 and was captured on stereoscopic images.

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