M’CLINTOCK, Sir Francis Leopold

A Narrative of the discovery


A Narrative of the discovery
of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions.
London, John Murray, 1859.

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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, xxvii, 403 pp., ads to verso of last leaf dated January 1860, 18 wood-engraved plates, including folding facsimile and 3 linen-backed folding maps, light foxing to title, contemporary calf gilt, spine richly gilt, morocco lettering piece, raised bands, marbled edges, a fine example.



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