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Lieut Frederick George Innes-Lillingston RN THE LAND OF THE WHITE BEAR: BEING A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE ‘PANDORA'S’ VOYAGE DURING THE SUMMER OF 1875. PORTSMOUTH: J. GRIFFIN AND CO. 1876 FIRST EDITION 8vo (190 x 123mm.), viii, 152pp.+ 8pp adverts large folding map in FACSIMILE, 8 wood-engraved plates, original pictorial dark blue cloth Skilfully rebacked with original endpapers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Rare In June 1875, Frederick George Innes-Lillingston (1849-1904) set out for the Arctic aboard Pandora, a steam yacht captained by the seasoned polar explorer Allen Young (1827-1915). In this, the first of two voyages north, Young sought to make the north-west passage. His lieutenant Innes-Lillingston published this short account in 1876. It follows the voyage through to Peel Strait, where Young was forced to turn back in the face of heavy ice. On the journey home, the Pandora picked up the dispatches of the expedition under George Nares that was attempting to reach the North Pole. Conveying both the thrill and difficulty of the endeavour, this narrative provides a highly readable account of seafaring in extreme conditions. ONE OF THE RAREST BOOKS RELATED TO THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION MY LATEST POLAR BOOKS CATALOGUE is available to view ON THE PBFA WEBSITE Click on 'CATALOGUES' on the KINGSBRIDGE BOOKS area
Author Innes-Lillingston, Lieut F G
Date 1876 FIRST
Publisher J Griffin

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