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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Arctic Ocean

King, Richard

Editorial: George Routledge, London, 1847
Librería: James Farfan, Bookseller (Ogden, QC, Canada)

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an extremely rare arctic narrative; second edition, two volumes in one; collation and plates are the same as those of the 1836 first edition with preface dated 1836, the only difference being the title page (note also that the title has been shortened); (iii)-xv, (1), 312, (iii)-viii, 321, (1), list of plates; 3 engraved plates, 1 lithographed map; Richard King (1810-1876) served as naturalist, medical officer, and second in command on the arctic expedition of George Back, 1833-35. Their objectives were to rescue the crew of the second John Ross expedition, having endured four winters in the region, and to survey the unknown arctic coast. The party travelled by canoe down the Slave River to Great Slave Lake, eventually descending the Back River during the following season, thence along the coast to Ogle Point. They returned to England by way of Hudson Bay in 1835 after spending two winters in the Arctic. The expedition narrative contains much on natural history along with a wealth of detail on the Chipewyan Indians, their hunting and fishing methods, snowshoes and sledges, clothing, and mythology; finely rebound in half red morocco and marbled boards; contemporary red morocco spine laid down; raised bands and gilt spine titles; gilt ship motif to one panel; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; title page lightly foxed with neat repair to verso of same; very good plus condition. (U.S. orders will be shipped from Vermont on request) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 010803

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Título: Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the ...

Editorial: George Routledge, London

Año de publicación: 1847

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