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In The Arctic Seas. A Narrative Of The Discovery Of The Fate Of Sir John Franklin And His Companions

M'Clintock Capt R.N.



Item Description: John Murray, 1859. hardcover. 1859 First Edition. 403pp, This first edition has been very nicely rebound at some stage into coth boards but the original cloth has been pasted to new boards. Very tight and clean copy, staining ageing to title page. Private lending library sticker to front board.

pp. xxvii,403. The diaries of the Captain of the 'Fox', who was commissioned by Lady Franklin to search for evidence of the fate of her unfortunate husband. She offered M'Clintock command of the expedition after government-funded searches turned up only rumours and a few relics of the ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror'. The expedition of the 'Fox' was funded entirely by Lady Franklin and her friends, and it is for this reason that M'Clintock dedicated the publication of his diaries of the expedition to Lady Franklin.

Subjects: M'Clintock, Francis Leopold Sir (1819-1907) -- Franklin, John Sir (1786-1847) -- Fox (Steam yacht) -- Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- British. Physical description: xxvii, 406 p., [15] p. of plates : ill., facsim., 2 folded maps ; 23 cm. Lacking map in rear end pocket. Spine title: Fate of Franklin and his discoveries
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