London: John Murray, 1853. First edition. Leather bound. 417pp. Octavo [22 cm] Rebound in a maroon calf with decorative stamping to extremities and gilt title and bands on backstrip. New marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Very good. Ex-library with only a few marks (Small ink stamps on front free endsheet, half-title and title page). Front free endsheet chipped at top corner. Otherwise a clean copy. Item #50587
Includes three color plates and a folding map. The plate of "Cape Bathurst, Meeting with Esquimax" is slightly chipped along the bottom edge. Internally very good and clean. William Hooper was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy assigned to the expedition of 1848 to search for the Franklin party. A very rare, Sir John Franklin Expedition and Arctic title. The book also contains information on the culture of the North Alaska Esquimaux and the Tuski.