table width="100%" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="1" bgcolor="#6666CC"> ARCTIC EXPEDITION M'CLINTOCK FRANKLIN KANE GRINNELL VOYAGE
PRESENTING FOR AUCTION: NINETEENTH CENTURY PRINTING TELLING THE HARROWING STORY OF CAPTAIN M'CLINTOCK'S ARCTIC EXPEDITION TO DISCOVER THE FATE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN & HIS CREW
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IN THE ARCTIC SEAS:A NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE FATE OF SIR J.FRANKLIN & HIS COMPANIONS by Captain M'Clintock
Porter and Coates. Philadelphia. Circa 1880. Author's Edition. 375 pages. Hardcover. Decorative Gilt Boards. 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Contains full-page plates and text illustrations. The book was first printed in London in 1859 under the title "The Voyage of the Fox in the Arctic Seas."
After several attempts to determine the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew, including the Grinnell Expedition led by Elisha Kent Kane, Lady Franklin funded this expedition which proved definitive. This harrowing account of the expedition led by Captain M'Clintock, who had served with Ross in the Arctic, definitively proved the fate of Franklin through eyewitness accounts of the native Esquimaux people. The voyage also was responsible for many important geographical and geological discoveries.
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