Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions


This antique hardcover book is bound in dark brown cloth boards, with decorative cover etching, and gilt decoration and lettering on the spine. Spine ends are slightly bumped; some wera and fading to cover edges. Bookplate and writing on front inner boards. Page edges browned; most inner pages clean. The book recounts Sir John Franklin's failed mission to discover a Northwest Passage through the Arctic, including accounts of the vessels that searched for Franklin and his crew, as well as an account of the American expedition funded by Henry Grinnell, with an introduction by John C. Lord. Includes black-and-white plates, and fold-out map. 396 pages; approx. 5"x8".



  • Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions: With Detailed Notices of the Expeditions in Search of the Missing Vessels Under Sir John Franklin
  • P.L. Simmonds
  • Geo. H. Derby and Co., 1852