Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 281
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(ARCTIC.) Back, George. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean. Folding map, 16 lithograph plates, text illustrations. x, 663 pages. 8vo, 1/2 calf, rebacked with original spine label laid down; foxing to plates, dedication leaf torn and repaired, tape repairs and closed tears to map; Edinger bookplate. London, 1836

Additional Details

first edition, regular-paper issue. Back set out from Great Slave Lake in search of the lost Ross expedition. When Ross was reported safe, Back explored north along what is now called the Back River until reaching the sea. Arctic Bibliography 851; Hill 42 ("one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration"); Lande 935; TPL 1873.