Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Illustrated by upwards of three hundred engravings, from Sketches by the Author. Volumes I and II. Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson, 1856. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards, 8vo (21 cm), mottled edges, marbled endpapers, frontispiece and decorative tile. Vol. I: 464 pp, fold-out map, 11 more plates steel engravings plus in-text illustrations. Vol. II: 8 pp, [2 map], 9-468 with appendices, six more plates steel engravings plus in-text illustrations, fold-out chart. Fair to Good: Ex-library with pockets and related markings plus po bookplate. Vol. I has covers scuffed and tape over spine, hinges cracked at frontispiece (with tape on title page) and p. 460, closed tear at map border, pages crisp. Vol. II leather and edges worn with lower spine compartment missing, joints cracking and rear cover detached, pages crisp.