THE GREELY ARCTIC EXPEDITION AS FULLY NARRATED BY LIEUT. GREELY, U.S.A., AND OTHER SURVIVORS. FULL ACCOUNT OF THE TERRIBLE SUFFERINGS ON THE ICE, AND AWFUL TALES OF CANNIBALISM!
by Greely, Adolphus Washington
Philadelphia, 1884. ,19-96pp. Illus. Original pictorial wrappers. Minor chipping and soiling. Very good. Greely was an American polar explorer who led a scientific expedition aboard the Proteus to Lady Franklin Bay in 1881. This sensational pamphlet recounts some of the horrors faced by Greely and his crew after they were stranded at Fort Conger on Ellesmere Island without supplies. Nineteen of the twenty-five crew members would perish in the Arctic, and one more would die on the journey home after Greely's party was rescued near Cape Sabine. With several interesting engravings illustrating the expedition, and the men who took part in it. (Inventory #: WRCAM50896)
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