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Marine Art, Books, Oriental Export

July 29, 2005

Lot #45
Temp #08963
DepartmentBooks
Sold For $38,000.00   (hammer price)
 $43,700.00   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated July 29, 2005

Description

(EXPLORATION - ARCTIC) Nine books. 1) le Clerk Egerton, George, (a Sub Lieutenant on board H.M. Ship "Alert" under the command of Albert Markham on the Nares Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. The expedition was planned to reach the North Pole but only attained 83, 20' and 26" north which was a record for many years. Egerton was in command of a sledge and went on a number of parties (generally not included in his journals, but included in the Parliamentary report. 4 vols. totaling 463 pp with 28 printed notices (largely concerning the theatrical events held on board) and 48 color wash, ink and pencil illustrations, many of them of a humorous nature. Approx. 85,000 words. 2) Nares, Sir G.S., Narrative of a Voyage to the Polar Sea... London, 1878. 2 vols. O. Ex-lib. Worn green cloth. 3) Arctic Expedition 1875-6. Journals and Proceedings of the Arctic Expedition, 1875-6 Under The Command of Captain Sir George S. Nares. London, 1877. Q. Rebound in red cloth with morocco spine. Ex-lib. All charts and maps present. 4) Markham, Captain Albert H., The Great Frozen Sea. A Personal Narrative of the Voyage of The "Alert"... London, 1878. 3rd ed. 12mo. Worn gilt blue pictorial cloth. 5) (anonymous), a small manuscript volume apparently containing lecture notes on the Nares expedition.

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