Ellsberg | Commander Edward

Hell On Ice: The Saga Of The “Jeannette”

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First edition of Hell On Ice: The Saga Of The “Jeannette” by Commander Edward Ellsberg, in scarce dust jacket. Octavo, x, 421, [3pp ads]. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine, illustration of Jeannette on cover. Top edge green. First edition, first printing with matching dates on copyright page. Illustrated endpapers with map of the drift of the Jeannette. In publishers dust jacket, $2.75 on front flap, light toning to spine, remnants of sticker at bottom edge of spine, chip to bottom edge of rear panel, otherwise bright illustrations and vibrant colors. (Arctic 4565)

Comments: This work described the drift of the Jeanette, the voyage of the crew over the ice to the Lena Delta and their final rescue. While it’s a second person account, G.W. Melville (chief engineer of the Jeanette), calls the work a “vivid and informative account of the voyage.”

Additional information

Location Published

New York

Publisher

Dodd, Mean & Company

Edition

First Edition

Date Published

1938

ISBN
Binding

Cloth

Condition

Near fine

Jacket Condition

very good +

Author

Ellsberg | Commander Edward