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The Cruise of the Neptune

The Cruise of the Neptune


Government Printing Bureau, Ottawa, 1906. Hardcover. First edition.. Octavo, original brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt (cover and spine title THE CRUISE OF THE NEPTUNE). (xviii), 355, [5] pp. Frontispiece portrait and numerous other photos on text paper extra to the pagination. Large folding colour map in pouch at rear. A fine, bright copy, no owner marks. "Narrative (with supplemental information from previous reports) of expedition sent to patrol the waters, and to aid in establishing permanent government stations on shores.Voyage to the Bay.Winter quarters at Fullerton. Summer cruise of the Neptune in 1904 (Hudson Strait, east side of Davis Strait and Baffin Bay to Smith Sound, return by Lancaster Sound, excursion to Beechey Island and west side Baffin Bay and Davis Strait." - AB 2717. Much on Eskimos, geology, whaling, flora and fauna. "An account of the voyage that established Canada's ownership of Ellesmere and Southampton islands, with much on Eskimo life. Low, a civil servant with a gift for writing, offers a strong text on earlier explorations." - Whale, Hudson's Bay to Haro Strait
180 USD