DE LONG, GEORGE WASHINGTON. 1844-1881.
The Voyage of the Jeannette. The Ship and Ice Journals. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883.
2 volumes. Large 8vo. Illustrated, including portrait frontispiece, plates, text illustrations and large folding map at rear. Publisher's full morocco stamped in blind, spine gilt-lettered, all edges gilt. About fine.
*Another copy. Publisher's half morocco, edges marbled.
*Another copy. Publisher's full sheep.
*Another copy. Map present in cover pocket. Publisher's pictorial brown cloth stamped in gilt and black.
*Another edition. London: Kegan, Paul and Trench. Publisher's pictorial red cloth stamped in gilt and black.
Together, 10 volumes. Light shelfwear, some peeling to set in sheep, overall excellent.
FIRST EDITIONS AND FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, IN FIVE DIFFERENT PUBLISHER'S BINDINGS, an attractive set. The Jeannette was trapped in ice, crushed and sank. The crew set out for Siberia in three small boats, but only one was fully rescued. De Long's own boat reached a desolate shore, two men walked ahead to rescue but De Long himself starved to death near Matvay Hut, Yakutia, Siberia. The journals are edited by his widow, Emma.