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BY SEA AND LAND
The Earliest Date to the Past Expeditions
IN SEARCH OF
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN.
WITH MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & COMPANY.
LONDON : SAMPSON LOW, SON & CO.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year Eighteen Hundred and FiftySeven, by EPES SARGENT, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Massachusetts.
NEW ENGLAND TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDAY,
The interest in the history of Arctic adventure created by the various expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin, has been wonderfully increased, of late, by the deeply interesting narrative of Dr. Kane. Presented to the public in two elegant volumes, and embellished with some three hundred engravings and wood-cuts, conveying new and striking illustrations of the characteristics of Arctic scenery, this work is at once an honor to the American press and to the much-lamented author, who exhibited the rare union of those Cæsar-like gifts which make both the successful man of action and the skilful historian. To Messrs. Childs & Peterson, of Philadelphia, the liberal publishers, we are indebted for the wood-cuts which illustrate that chapter in the present work devoted to Kane's expedition.
No one, we believe, can lay down Dr. Kane's book, after perusal, without a strong desire to know something more of Arctic adventure — something of the preliminary parts of a history, of which his volumes form the fascinating sequel. It has certainly been our fortune to hear this desire expressed by many, and we have prepared the present work to meet an actual demand. To the narratives of Ross, Parry, Franklin, Beechey, Back, and other explorers - to Sir John Barrow's abstract of Arctic