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Title: NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY To the Shores of the ...
Publisher: John Murray
Book Condition: Good
Book Description John Murray, 1824. hardcover. 1824 Second Edition. 370pp + 399pp,+ maps, recently rebound in quarter cloth and marbled boards, internally very clean indeed, VG. An attractive set. Voyage with J. Richardson and J. Back through Hudson Bay to Fort Chipewyan, exploring the upper Coppermine River, wintering at Fort Enterprise. Includes Richardson's and Back's accounts of separate exploratory trips with small parties. This octavo edition lacks the plates found in the 1st quarto edition but contains the maps and charts. A difficult expedition down the Coppermine River during which 11 of the 20 members died. Glacier Books are experienced and professional booksellers. We take pride in offering carefully described books and excellent customer service. Bookseller Inventory # dg63235
Book Description John Murray, London, 1824. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Second Edition. 370 plus 399 pages. Bound in half-leather. Foldout map at title page of volume 1. Three fold-out maps at back of volume 2. Boards, endpapers and edges marbled. Leather backstrips bear clearly legible original gilt lettering. Bookplate of British politician and lawyer William Hepburn Cozens-Hardy inside front board of each volume. Foxing to maps and near endpapers of both volumes. Number stamped on each title page. Peeling to front endpapers where card pocket and library markings removed. In six instances pages have been bound in incorrect order. In each case the 'missing' page appears one page late. Bindings intact. Average overall wear. A quality copy. Bookseller Inventory # 431G0473
Book Description London, John Murray, 1824. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. London: John Murray, 1824. 1st Octavo Edition - in two volumes. 8vo - 21.7 cm, pp. Vol. I: [xix], 370; Vol. II: [i]; [ii], v, [i], 399, . Half-title page present in each volume; four folding maps - one hand-coloured as front-piece of Volume I, three bound at rear of Volume II, and a full-page plan in the text. Period _ red leather with marbled boards, internal gutters reinforced at some early date and matching olive green end leaves, attractive color bookplate of John Percival Jefferson inside each front cover. A Very good copy+ of the 1st Octavo edition, although the title pages specify second edition, vide supra. The story of the most frightful journey of 5500 miles in northern Canada and told in detail. The members of the expedition travelled both overland and by canoe; the party was decimated by murder, cold and hunger. Franklin's first expedition into the northern Polar Regions of Canada was intended to chart the northern coast of the continent and east of the Coppermine River. The route spanned the northern Canada from Hudson's Bay to the Northwest Territories. Franklin and his party survived despite a severe shortage of supplies and less than good relations with the natives, and a large number of fatalities, including one homicide among the expedition's members. Franklin's expedition was considered a success and he was promoted to captain in 1822, and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society the following year. Franklin's account of his four amazingly demanding years in the north was rich in anthropological detail and included a detailed description in his narrative. Hardship is only addressed sparingly with the reader left to infer many of the tragic privations. Despite this restraint, Franklin's narrative remains a classic of Arctic travel literature. Sabin 35625; Arctic Bibliography 5195. Bookseller Inventory # BBUUTX815