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Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835
John Murray, London - 1836, 1st large paper Edition. () Very good. x,[2],663,[1]pp. Quarto (24 X 29.5 cm.). Bound in two volumes in 19th century half morocco and green pebbled cloth boards. Morocco corners. Five raised bands. Sixteen mounted proof plates. Large folding map. Mild foxing to the blank endpapers at the front and back of each volume. Some light foxing to the margins of the plates. Generally a very clean copy with only very minor foxing in the text. Artic Biblio. 851; Streeter 3705. Back, who had been with Franklin on both of his overland expeditions, was here sent out to locate John Ross, unreported after three winters in the Arctic. He traveled overland to Great Slave Lake, where he received news of Ross' return to England; Back however continued on, descending the Fish (now Back) River then unexplored, to the Arctic Ocean. This is the very scarce large paper Admiralty issue of the book. It was produced to match the quarto issue of Beechey's Narrative. With the bookplate of Philip Hammond in each volume and in gilt on the front board of each volume as well. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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