Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It Was Some Consolation to Us Amidst the Mortification We Endured from Our Protracted Detention in the Ice to Find That There Were Very Few Hours in Which Some Little Incidents of an Amusing Nature Did Not Occur to Divert Our Attention from the Monotony of the Daily Duties of the Ship (1843)

F.W. Beechey, A Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole: Performed in His Majesty's Ships Dorothea and Trent, under the Command of Captain David Buchan, R.n.; 1818; To Which Is Added, a Summary of All the Early Attempts to Reach the Pacific by Way of the Pole (London: Richard Bently, 1843), frontispiece.