ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. Arctic Geography and Ethnology. A Selection of Papers on Arctic Geography and Ethnology. Reprinted, and presented to the Arctic Expedition of 1875, by the President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society. London, John Murray, 1875.
8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. xii, 292; 2 folding maps, one or two illustrations or diagrams to text; very slightly darkened on spine, with a small discolouration spine, but internally clean, an unopened and very good copy.
First edition. As a prelude to the Nares-led British Arctic Expedition to Greenland, the RGS reissued articles published in its own Transactions and Proceedings "for the use of the expedition" (Preface). The articles collected include Robert Brown on Greenland's geology, von Wrangell on the attainment of the pole, Dr. Rink on Kane's discoveries, Irminger on the Arctic current around Greenland, and Collinson on the Behring Straits. Ethnological papers on the Eskimo include those by Clements Markham, Drs. Rink, Simpson, and others. This collection of essays, like its companion scientific manual, issued for the same purposes, has now become quite scarce.
Arctic Bibliography 14929.