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John Franklin (Captain)
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the years 1819, 20, 21, and 22
London: John Murray, 1823. Captain John Franklin (Sir John) first edition, second issue, with 4 folding engraved maps, one with outline hand-coloring, and 31 engraved plates by Edward Finden and J.Curtis after Curtis, George Back & Robert Hood, 12 hand-colored (mostly aquatints), tissue guards, title and colored map browned, occasional some foxing, contemporary half calf, rubbed, [Abbey, Travel 635; Hill 635; Sabin 25624], 4to, 1823. 783 pp, with addendum, plus a page of Note to page 506 (omitted). No half title or frontispiece. This second issue is scarcer than the first and contains an additional color plate. Maps are dated Nov. 1823, (vs first issue dated Mar. 1823)Account of Franklin's first expedition which included a 5500 mile overland journey exploring the Arctic coast and back across the Barren Lands in appalling conditions of cold and hunger. Many of the expedition died as a result and one was murdered by a previously-friendly Iroquois voyageur.Note: This is a quite heavy book, approx. 8 lb. so please note that my free shipping policy with the US covers the full mailing cost. However, priority or international shipping will require additional postage.
Bookseller: Baykorp [United States]
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