Journal d'un Voyage aux Mers polaires executé à la Récherche de Sir John Franklin,
BELLOT Joseph Rene (1854.)
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en 1851 et 1852.
First French edition. Portrait frontispiece, folding map & folding facsimile of a letter written by the author. 8vo. Fine contemporary armorial prize binding from Tonbridge School, richly gilt, spine in compartments with red morocco label, some light foxing, presentation plate to front pastedown, a.e.g. lvi, 414, pp. Paris, Perrotin,
Bellot sailed on the second of the voyages of the Prince Albert to be sponsored by Lady Franklin. Under the captaincy of William Kennedy the ship set out to discover the fate of Sir John Franklin and the other members of his expedition. Sadly Bellot perished at the age of twenty-seven and this posthumously published account describes the trip to Prince Regent Inlet and the search of the area between Somerset Island and the Boothia Peninsula. Bellot Strait was discovered on a sledging journey at this time. Arctic Bibliography, 1304. Lande, S169. Sabin, 4567.
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