Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 54

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(ARCTIC.) Franklin, John. Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea. 6 folding maps (one hand-colored), 31 plates. xxiv, [xxi]-xxiv, 320, clvii, [2] pages. 4to, early 1/2 calf, tastefully rebacked with original backstrip laid down; moderate foxing to plates; older armorial bookplate [of Kenneth Alexander Howard, First Earl of Effingham?] and Edinger bookplate on front pastedown. London, 1828

Additional Details

first edition of this first-hand account of Franklin's second expedition into the Canadian Arctic. Unlike Franklin's first and third expeditions, most of the explorers survived this one. "Mapped a large section of the North American mainland, and collected significant scientific information and specimens"--Books on Ice 3.2. Abbey Travel 636; Arctic Bibliography 5198; Hill 636; Lande 1182; TPL 1434.