Book Description

Limited edition reproduction of the 1854 first edition, one of 200 copies. Elephant folio. pp. [2, title- page], 4 + 8 large coloured plates on thick card stock, loosely contained as issued in the original wraparound chemise with title-page reproduced on the front, and contained in the original packing case with paper label to upper board of lid, the case somewhat worn but contents in fine condition.
Dealer Notes
Samuel Cresswell served as Second Lieutenant and ship’s artist aboard H.M.S. Investigator under Robert M’Clure during the search for Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition. Cresswell subsequently brought back to England news of the first crossing of the North West Passage. His iconic images, reproduced here from the scarce original edition of 1854, record scenes from the expedition.
Author Cresswell, S. Gurney.
Date 1998
Binding See description
Publisher [Plaistow: The Arctic Press, 1998].
Condition See description
Pages [2, title- page], 4

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