NARES, GEORGE STRONG. 1831-1915.
The Official Report of the Recent Arctic Expedition. London: John Murray, 1876.
8vo (209 x 131 mm). , 96 pp. Frontispiece map. Period half morocco, rubbed.
Provenance: Nottingham Subscription Library (bookplate and initials on spine).
FIRST EDITION of this scarce account of an ill-faded attempt to reach the north pole marked by an outbreak of scurvy. "The failure of the Nares expedition effectively ended British polar exploration for the next 25 years" (Stam and Stam, Books on Ice).