THE CAREER, LAST VOYAGE, AND FATE OF CAPTAIN SIR JOHN FRANKLIN
by Osborn, Sherard
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. vi,,111,pp. plus frontispiece and seven illustrated plates. 16mo. Original printed paper boards. Lightly worn, spine repaired. Contemporary ownership signature and unobtrusive blindstamp on front fly leaf. Internally bright and clean. Very good. In a cloth clamshell box, leather label. A brief account of the life and voyages of Sir John Franklin, including the many fruitless efforts to recover his lost expedition in the Arctic, written after the McClintock expedition had finally discovered the artifacts which revealed the tragic end of the expedition. The author was a Royal Navy officer and a major advocate of the Franklin search parties. In 1850 he sailed with Horatio Thomas Austin on one such expedition, later publishing an account of the voyage entitled STRAY LEAVES FROM AN ARCTIC JOURNAL, in addition to the present work. This account is enlivened with imagined images of the final days of the Franklin expedition. Quite scarce in the market. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 12893. SABIN 57760.
(Inventory #: WRCAM50660)
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