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RICHARDSON, John.

Arctic searching expedition:

a journal of a boat-voyage through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in search of the discovery ships under the command of Sir John Franklin ...

Stock Code
98046
London, Longman, 1851
£2,850

Richardson, the noted naturalist, accompanied Franklin on his first and second expeditions. The present work includes the journals of Richardson and Rae on the MacKenzie, Arctic, and Coppermine rivers in 1849. The appendix contains a comparative table of dialects spoken by the Eskimo. The book also contains one of the earliest listings of Canadian and Arctic plants.

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Description

First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, viii, 413; vii, [1], 426 pp., 32 pages ads end vol. I, 2 coloured lithograph frontispieces, 8 lithograph plates, folding coloured map, handsome modern dark blue half morocco gilt, old crease page vi vol. I, original cloth sides bound-in at end, very neat restoration to outer edge first three leaves (circa 3 mm), a very good set.

Bibliography

Arctic Bibliography 14489; Sabin 71025; Wagner-Camp 203:1; Hill 1452.

Stock ID:98046

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