Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition. Guttridge, Leonard F. Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2000. First edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 354 pages including 16 black and white plates, maps. and mapped endpapers. Both volume and unclipped jacket in pristine condition, unread.
The 1881–1884 Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (officially the International Polar Expedition into the Canadian Arctic was led by Lt. Adolphus Greely and was promoted by the United States Army Signal Corps. Its purpose was threefold: to establish a meteorological-observation station as part of the First International Polar Year, to collect astronomical data, and polar magnetic data. During the expedition, two members of the crew reached a new “Farthest North” record, but of the original twenty-five men only seven survived to return to the United States. 002596 $15