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Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847
London: T. & W. Boone, 1850. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. viii,247,[1]pp. + 8pp. (publisher's ads)pp. Octavo in original blindstamped green cloth with pale yellow coated endpapers and two folding maps. A minimal amount of fading to spine. A touch of foxing on the fore edge. A totally unsophisaticated copy of the book. A.B. 14097; Streeter 3715; Wagner-Camp 187. Rae's expedition, another shoe-string effort by the Hudson's Bay Company (he was given supplies for four months but was expected to be out fifteen months), was to explore the arctic coastline from Repulse Bay west to Simpson's easternmost point. He explored both sides of Committee Bay and established that Boothia was a peninsula and not an island. This title commanded large sums even in Stefansson's time, in an account of his polar library Stefansson mentions that at auction copies were going for $50 and $75 while other rare arctic titles, some by more famous men, were only getting $5 and $10. 1850
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