Bellot, J-R Bellot Journal D'un Voyage Aux Mers Polaires a La Recherche De Sir John Franklin
Paris Garniers-Freres 1875 Third Edition Hard Back 12 x 18cm Approx
XLIV + 363 pages, Binding of mottled covers with leather spine fair, rubbed, strong. Contents fair, about just over half of pages good & clean, though a few at rear with edge damage , and a various pages with minor stains, front end and half title pages a little loose, contains 2 maps at rear. Lacks portrait, French Library stamp to Introduction page. So a good early reading copy. An account of Bellot's 1851-2 expedition, the French naval officer volunteered for the British service search for the missing Sir John Franklin between the islands of the Arctic. Under command of Sir William Kennedy. During this expedition Bellot discovered the strait between the Boothia Felix and the land of Somerset that now bears his name.