Melville, George - IN THE LENA DELTA
Melville, George. IN THE LENA DELTA. A Narrative Of The Search For Lieut.-Commander DeLong And His Companions Followed By An Account Of The Greely Relief Expedition And A Proposed Method Of Reaching The North Pole. Boston, 1885, Houghton Mifflin & Company, First American Edition. (xv), 497 pp, plus ads. 4 maps, frontispiece and 15 plates. Chief Engineer Melville's classic account, Arctic voyage of the Jeannette, drift and loss of the ship in 1881. Crew travelled by sledge and boat to the Siberian coast, searched for DeLong in the Lena River area and describes the country and native peoples. Includes a description of the 1884 journey to relieve Greely's Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, with a proposed method to reach the North Pole. Decorative Boards, slightly frayed spine ends, new endpapers. VG.