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The Voyage of the ''Fox'' in the Arctic Seas


The Voyage of the 'Fox' in the Arctic Seas. A narrative of the discovery of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions. M'Clintock, Captain Published by London, 1859 First Edition. 8vo. Wood-engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved maps and illustrations, including some folding, some spotting, marbled endpapers, contemporary half-calf gilt decorated spine with red morocco title lable. This is the account of Captain M'Clintock's expedition, funded by Franklin's wife, to discover the fate of the Franklin Expedition. Captain Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition was a British voyage of Arctic exploration that departed England in 1845 aboard two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The entire expedition, comprising 129 men including the Captain, was lost. McClintock was the one who confirmed Franklin died before the crew resorted to cannibalism. Extremely scarce in this very attractive period binding..