Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(ARCTIC.) McDougall, George F. The Eventful Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ship Resolute to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin. Folding partially hand-colored map, 8 hand-colored lithograph plates, text illustrations. xl, 530 pages plus [2], 24 pages of publishers ads. 8vo, modern 1/4 calf, period style; moderate foxing, moderate dampstaining in second half, repaired tears to map; early owner's signature on title page, Edinger bookplate. London, 1857

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first edition. Although officially part of Belcher's 1852-54 expedition, the Resolute commanded by Henry Kellett and the Intrepid commanded by Francis Leopold McClintock undertook a separate exploration of Melville Island. The author of this journal served as the master aboard the Resolute. After extensive sledge journeys across the Island, the ship became icebound during the expedition's second winter and was abandoned. It later drifted, was recovered by an American whaler, and returned to Queen Victoria as a gift. Arctic Bibliography 10603; Hill 1124; Sabin 43183; TPL 3452.