Item #2274 Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea. John Franklin.
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea

Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea

John Murray, 1823. First Edition. Hardcover. BOOK IS IN VERY GOOD+ CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY REBACKED RETAINING ORIGINAL MARBLED BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RAISED BANDS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT STAMPED DETAILS AND TITLE. SOME RUBBING TO BOARDS AS SEEN IN PHOTOS. BINDING AND HINGES ARE EXCELLENT, MARBLED END PAPERS, PASTE DOWNS AND END PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS EXCEPT FOR PREVIOUS OWNER INSCRIPTION TO TITLE PAGE DATED 1823 (SEE PHOTO), MINIMAL FOXING. ILLUSTRATED WITH 30 FULL PAGE PLATES (MANY IN COLOR) AND FOUR LARGE FOLD OUT CHARTS AS CALLED FOR, 768 PAGES PLUS ERATTA SLIP, LACKING HALF TITLE. QUARTO (10.75"x9"). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, 196 YEARS OLD. AN UNUSUALLY NICE AND CLEAN COPY, SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. First edition of one of the classic Arctic journeys. ?The author traveled by Hudson Bay? to Fort Chipewyan?descended the Coppermine and explored by canoe the coast of Coronation Gulf? The narrative includes detailed descriptions of travel conditions, the nature of the country? the various tribes of Indians and ?Eskimos? Arctic Bib. 5194. Lande, 1181 calls it, ?One of the most terrible journeys on record, many of the party dying from cold, hunger, or murder; the distance traveled was some 5500 miles.? See also Sabin 25624. An unusually clean copy, with all thirty plates and four folding maps, including the hand colored aquatints, clean and fresh. Very Good. Item #2274

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