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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.

Stock Code 104154

London, Murray, 1836

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Scarce in original cloth. 'One of the finest travel books of the nineteenth century' [Howgego].

Back, a British naval officer and accomplished artist, first served in the polar regions under John Franklin during the unsuccessful expedition of Captain David Buchanan in 1818. He served again under Franklin on further Arctic explorations in 1819-1822 and 1825-1827. This, his fourth expedition, which he commanded, was tasked with searching for Captain John Ross, but the news of Ross's safe return allowed the party to travel into the Great Slave Lake and discover the Great Fish River, or Back River, and to map as much as possible of the coast. He travelled 7,500 miles, 1,200 of them over unknown territory.

First edition, 8vo, x, [ii], 663, [i] pp., folding map (tear repaired), 16 engraved plates, foxing to frontispiece and occasionally elsewhere, original cloth gilt, spine faded, neat repairs to spine extremities, a very good copy.

First edition, 8vo, x, [ii], 663, [i] pp., folding map (tear repaired), 16 engraved plates, foxing to frontispiece and occasionally elsewhere, original cloth gilt, spine faded, neat repairs to spine extremities, a very good copy.
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Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition

BACK, George.

Stock code: 104154

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