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    Reference 3220 (1307)
    Category Arctic;
    Author McClintock, Captain R.N., LL.D., Francis Leopold
    Title THE VOYAGE OF THE 'FOX' IN THE ARCTIC SEAS. A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions.
    Publishing Information London: John Murray, 1859.
    Description 1st Edition: xxvii, 403pages, [3pages publishers adverts], wood engraved frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 14 wood engraved plates. Blue cloth covers with gilt vignette of the 3-Master, the "Fox" on front cover,brown eps. Missing map of arctic regions at the end of the volume BUT all other illustrations, maps present. Covers stained and nearly detached, some pages loose and text block loosening, browning to end papers, some foxing to pages as expected. Sold as a reading copy. AB10555 This is a narrative of Lady Franklin's final searching expedition under Capt. M'Clintock, drawn from his day-to-day journal. It records the voyage to Greenland and on to Melville Bay, Baffin Bay, Davis Strait, Lancaster Sound and so on. Includes notes on the Eskimos, and on geographic fetures, weather conditions and more..... This expedition by M'Clintock (1857-59) which was funded by Lady Franklin and her subscribers, proved that Franklin had died, when they discovered the cairn on King William Island, containing the letter from Lieutenant Gore written in 1848. Henry Grinnell [1799-1874] was a New York merchant who had sponsored the two American expeditions in search of Franklin, the second of which was led by Elisha Kent Kane in 1853-55.
    Price £20.00
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