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Richardson, John
ARCTIC SEARCHING EXPEDITION: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix on the Physical Geography of North America. Two volume set.
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, 1851. Two volume set; complete. Original brown cloth is moderately worn and rubbed, with minor fraying and some chips; protected in archival mylar. Vol. I: viii, 413 pages, 32 pages of advertisement. Vol. II: vii, 426 pages. Complete with 10 plates and hand-colored folding map. The frontis and title page of the 2nd volume is stained in the margin. The folding map has a repair and a small tear at the edge. The endpapers are affixed to the paste-downs, and the previous owner's inscription is on the front endpapers "To Mr. John Kirkwood a parting gift from his Cousin Geo. Cockburn Liverpool July 20, 1858." Sabin 71025; Field 1300: "exceedingly interesting work.thronged with details of personal experiences of Indian life." Wagner Camp 203:1: "Of interest to our work is.account of the journey from Hudson's Bay by way of the Athabasca River and Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean." Excellent color plates of Indians, mostly Kutchins and Crees. Large colored map titled "British North America." First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
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