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14 December 2000
BROWNE, William Henry James. Ten Coloured Views taken during the Artic Expedition of Her Majesty's Ships "Enterprise" and "Investigator," under the Command of Captain Sir James C. Ross. London: Ackermann and Co., 1850.
2o (370 x 275 mm). Letterpress title-page, double-column text in French and English. 10 tinted lithographic plates on 7 sheets after Browne, lithographed by Louis Haghe and printed by Day & Son. (Some slight marginal soiling.) Original blue blindstamped cloth (hinges weak and lightly split, inner front hinge with old tape reinforcement, slightly faded). Provenance: Robert Sheppard (ownership signature on front pastedown, dated "1855.")
FIRST EDITION. The first of the three Franklin search view books, the others being by Cresswell and May. Lieut. Browne was an officer on this fourth expedition in search of Sir John Franklin since his disappearance in 1845. Abbey Travel 637; Arctic Bibliography 2344; Lande 1003; Sabin 73366.
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