First edition, 1877, publisher: Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack. Dimensions 31.5 by 24 cms. 824 pp with numerous tissue guarded plates .Blue boards, with gilt decoration. The spine is loose but could be repaired. Slight tear to fold-out colour map. Internally good. A very heavy item, 2.978Kg. In 15 parts. Part 5 covers Parry and Franklin 1821-27, Part 6, Parry and Ross 1827-33, Part 7, Franklin's last and fatal Expedition, Dr. John Rae's first expedition. Part 8, The Franklin Search, Part 9, On Franklin's Track, Part 10, Discovery of a North West Passage, Part 11, Expedition under Sir Edward Belcher, Part 12, The Fate of Franklin, Part 13, Arctic Expeditions from Foreign Shores, Part 14, Recent European Expeditions, Part 15, The Great English Expedition of 1875-76.
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