Edinburgh: A.& C. Black, 1861. First edition. Hardcover. A chronological history of polar exploration, ending with the Franklin search expeditions of 1847-1859. There are additional chapters on polar currents, vegetation, temperature, zoology, geology, Esquimaux, the physical geography of the Antarctic regions, &c. With the facsimile of the famous letter found in the cairn while he was looking for Franklin.
Royal 8vo, (ix) 400pp, 12 ads, folding map. Original blind-stamped cloth bumped, spine sunned w/ 2" split, mild ex-lib copy, rear board detached but present. A candidate for a re-bind, bumped and dirty with a shelf stamp.
Spence 970; Arctic Bib. 14501; Sabin 71030; TPL 3932. Item #6203