Arctic Ordeal, the Journal of John Richardson Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin 1820-1822: ...

Arctic Ordeal, the Journal of John Richardson Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin 1820-1822

Richardson, John(editor, C. Stuart Houston

Published by McGill-Queen's Univesity, Kingston and Montreal; (1984)
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Small Quarto. 349pp. illustrated by H. Albert Hochbaum. John Richardson, medical officer of the Franklin expedition records the daily round of making camp, collecting specimens and logging all observations. In July of 1821 the party reached the icy waters of the Arctic but it was far too late in the season. They attempted to return across the Barren Lands, starving, cold, bedeviled by loss of men and equipment. Only nine of twenty men returned. For survival, they turned to cannibalism. Richardson's journal of the first Franklin expedition is published here for the first time. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering white, previous owner's gift inscription, near fine in very good pictorial dust jacket with some toning. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 004177

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Title: Arctic Ordeal, the Journal of John ...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Univesity, Kingston and Montreal; (1984)

Edition: First Edition.

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