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M'Clure, Robert | The first three years of M'Clure's expedition

M'Clure, Robert | The first three years of M'Clure's expedition

M'Clure, Robert | The first three years of M'Clure's expedition

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M'Clure, Robert

The North-West Passage. Capt. M'Clure's Despatches from her Majesty's Discovery Ship "Investigator," Off Point Warrent and Cape Bathurts. London: John Betts, 1853


8vo (210 x 130 mm). Engraved folding map opposite the title-page, 3 p. of advertisements at end; occasional light foxing, some creases and smudging to terminal leaf. In later half grey morocco over marbled boards, ruled in gilt, spine gilt lettered.


First edition. Dispatches from the first three years (1850-53) of M'Clure's expedition which led to the discovery of the Northwest Passage. In 1850, M'Clure took command of the Investigator, one of two ships seeking to find the Sir John Franklin, who had at that point been missing since 1845. Though after four years and eight months he failed to find Franklin, he succeeded in discovering the first Northwest Passage.


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Sabin 43074; cf. Staton & Tremaine 3372 (later edition)

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