Ten Months Among the Tents of the Tuski

With Incidents Of An Arctic Boat Expedition In Search Of Sir John Franklin, As Far As The Mackenzie River, And Cape Bathurst.

HOOPER, William H.

THE BROOKE-HITCHING COPY

HOOPER, William H. Ten Months Among the Tents of the Tuski With Incidents Of An Arctic Boat Expedition In Search Of Sir John Franklin, As Far As The Mackenzie River, And Cape Bathurst.

John Murray, 1853.

First edition. 8vo. Publisher's original blue cloth, blind stamped, with gilt vignette and lettering. A single leaf of publisher's advertisements bound to read dated June 1853. Tinted lithograph frontispiece, three further tinted lithographs, six black and white sketches, one sketch map, and one folding map of the route in colour to the rear. A near fine copy in uncommonly nice condition. A touch of wear to the spine ends and minor toning to the spine but otherwise clean and bright.

A beautiful copy of Hooper's account of three successive winters in the Arctic, having initially been part of an early Franklin search mission on HMS Plover.
Between October 1848 and July 1849 the expedition wintered in Emma Bay during which he "led a party along the coast as far as Cape Atcheen, and through the winter mixed with the local people, whom he called Tuski, and whose language he learned" (ODNB).
Unrepaired copies in the original cloth, especially in as nice condition as this, are uncommon.

PROVENANCE: Franklin Brooke-Hitching, his pencil initials to half title.

Stock ID: 39297

£2,500.00

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