Item #61114 The last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition of H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of ... in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54. With notes on natural history by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J. W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve. Edward Belcher, Sir, Capt.
The last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition of H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of ... in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54. With notes on natural history by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J. W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve
The last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition of H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of ... in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54. With notes on natural history by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J. W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve
The last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition of H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of ... in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54. With notes on natural history by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J. W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve
The last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition of H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of ... in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54. With notes on natural history by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J. W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve

The last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition of H.M.S. Assistance, under the command of ... in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852-53-54. With notes on natural history by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J. W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve

London: Lowell Reeve, 1855. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo; pp. xx, 383, [1]; vii, [1], 419, [1]; 36 lithograph plates (11 in color after Belcher), 4 maps (3 folding after Belcher); original blue cloth stamped in blind and gilt; ex-James J. Hill Library with perforated stamps in the bottom blank margin of the title pages, small rubberstamp on final leaf of text, and accession numbers on spines; rear hinge strengthened on volume II, all other hinges cracked or starting; cloth cracked along rear joint of volume I; text block and plates clean but with slight scattered foxing on prelims and terminals; extremities rubbed, tops of spines cracked; otherwise good. "This expedition penetrated up Wellington Channel to the extreme limits of navigation. No claim is made by Captain Belcher in his narrative to a solution of the fate of Sir John Franklin or of the Northwest Passage to the Pacific, but regarding the latter he says: 'The continuous frozen sea, traced by the officers under my command, in 1853, proves a water communication through Wellington Channel, round Parry Islands, to the position attained by Captain M'Clure, and ... in 1854 our sledge parties had penetrated to the southern extreme of Prince of Wales Strait, perfecting the labors of Dease and Simpson.' This was Belcher's last active service. He became an admiral in 1872" (Hill). Abbey, Travel, 645; Arctic Bibliography 1241; Hill 106; Sabin 4389; TPL 3409. Item #61114

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