Skip to content
AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED | EXPERT ADVICE
AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED

A Narrative of the discovery

of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions.

Stock Code 111230

London, John Murray, 1859

Original price $1,232.00 - Original price $1,232.00
Original price $0.00
$1,232.00
$1,232.00 - $1,232.00
Current price $1,232.00
'On 22 October 1854... The Arctic explorer John Rae arrived back in England with the first certain intelligence of the fate of Sir John Franklin's expedition. The Admiralty was satisfied of the truth of the news and took no action to confirm it, but Lady Franklin determined on a search expedition. For this purpose she bought the yacht Fox and had her fitted out, principally at her own cost, giving the command to McClintock, who, like the other officers of the expedition, offered his services gratuitously. In 1859 McClintock published an account of this service in The voyage of the Fox in the Arctic seas... The expedition returned to England in 1859, bringing with it the written memorandum of Franklin's death, the abandonment of the ships, and the fate of the whole party' (ODNB).

First edition, 8vo, xxvii, 403 pp., 3 pages ads at end dated January 1860, 2 folding maps (1 in the rear pocket, 1 showing 2 charts), 16 plates, original pictorial gilt blind-stamped blue cloth, brown endpapers, old gift inscription (1880) to front free endpaper, very lightly rubbed, a fine copy.

Provenance
Delivery

We offer secure and express delivery on all local and international orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website.

About us

Shapero Rare Books is an internationally renowned dealer in antiquarian & rare books and works on paper.

Our Bookshop and Gallery can be found in the heart of Mayfair at 106 New Bond Street, where most of our stock is available to view and on public display.

We exhibit at major international art fairs, including TEFAF (Maastricht and New York), Frieze Masters, Art Miami and Masterpiece London, as well as antiquarian & rare book fairs including New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Read more

Ask us a question

A Narrative of the discovery

M'CLINTOCK, Sir Francis Leopold.

Stock code: 111230

$1,232.00

THE BOND STREET EXPERIENCE

An exceptional experience in the heart of London’s Mayfair for not only seasoned collectors but those considering purchasing their first rare book or print.

Guaranteed Authenticity
GUARANTEED AUTHENTICITY
International Delivery
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
Meet Our Booksellers
MEET OUR BOOKSELLERS
Free Gift Wrapping
FREE GIFT WRAPPING

BOOK COLLECTING IDEAS

Your cart is empty

Continue shopping

Basket