The first edition of one of the rarest works on the twentieth-century Franklin search. This important scholarly account of Franklin's last voyage is based largely on the account of George McClintock.
Scarcity due to many copies being destroyed during WW II London bombing which hit Metheun's warehouse.
Only two other copies are recorded by ABPC and RBH.
Compiled from both published and non-published sources. Of importance is the account addressing the fortunes of the expedition' the account of the search for the lost expedition with an outline of the principal events which, while not associated with the search itself, have occurred in connection with the ill-fated enterprise.
Octavo (217 x 138mm). 22 pages. 4 maps, 3 of which are folding (upper edge of map strengthened). Publisher's original blue cloth. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine a bit darkened, and handling wear to cloth of rear board.
REF: Arctic Bib. 21321.
Title: Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1939
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: Octavo (217 x 138mm). 22 pages.
Seller ID: 009495
Keywords: Polar; Arctic; Franklin,