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NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION IN H.M.S. TERROR, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7.
London: John Murray 1838 - 1st edition. vii + 456pp. 12 lithograph plates, folding engraved chart. 19th Century half calf and marbled boards, red title label, gilt. Engraved bookplate, blind stamp on front endpaper. A very attractive copy in a pleasing binding. Back was sent out by the Admiralty to explore and map the area between Prince Regent's Inlet and Turnagain Point. Back sailed Terror into Foxe Channel, intending to pass around the north side of Southampton Island as Parry had done, but the Terror was caught in the ice and drifted during the winter, suffering considerable structural damage. The Terror, damaged and leaking, managed to reach Ireland on September 3, 1837. Although the expedition failed in its stated objectives, Back charted parts of Southampton Island. [AB 850 (incorrectly citing 450pp.)] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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