27 September 2006
ARCTIC BLUE BOOKS -- FRANKLIN SEARCH EXPEDITIONS
Arctic Expeditions. Report of the Committee appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to inquire into and report on the Recent Arctic Expeditions in Search of Sir John Franklin, together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, and Papers concerned with the subject. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. For Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1852. 4° (321 x 210mm). 2 folding maps, letterpress tables and diagrams. (Occasional very light browing and off-setting, small tear at edge of title page). 20th-century blue calf-backed paper boards, spine titled in gilt (spine very lightly scuffed).
RARE report of the inquiry into the thoroughness of the search for Franklin by Captain Austin and Mr Penny, and the significance of the discovery of various relics in the vicinity of Beechey Island. The Appendix contains various papers relating to Arctic exploration including notes on equipment, rations and clothing.
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