M’Clintock had served on two earlier expeditions in search of Franklin, under Ross in 1848 and under Kellett and Belcher in 1852. This expedition, financed by Lady Franklin, was conducted from 1857 to 1859. He found the log book, diaries, relics, etc. left by the Franklin expedition on King William Island. An important book with an extensive geological account in the appendix.
First edition.. 8vo, 2 folding maps (1 with tear repaired), 16 wood-engraved plates, including folding facsimile, other illustrations in text, light waterstains to title and plate corners, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled sides and edges, a very good copy.
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