London. 1836. x,,663,pp. plus sixteen plates on India paper and folding map. Thick quarto. Modern three-quarter blue morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Minor rubbing, spine slightly sunned. Minor marginal foxing to plates. Very good. Item #WRCAM50551
A large paper copy of this major source both in the early exploration of the Far North and in ethnology. "...Full of details of his commerce with the Cree, Chippewa, and Coppermine Indians...a fundamental source of information about Indian life along the route of the Arctic expedition" - Streeter. This private expedition was undertaken to search for the second Ross expedition. Back and his party went from Montreal to Great Slave Lake, then overland to the Arctic Ocean. The narrative also contains valuable information on Arctic flora and fauna. A basic Arctic exploration.
The Streeter copy sold to parties unknown for $90 in 1969. It was not a large paper copy, but it did have a short letter from Back tipped in. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 851. STREETER SALE 3704. FIELD 63. SABIN 2613. HILL 42. WAGNER-CAMP 58b:1 (octavo ed). TPL 1873 (octavo ed). REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 47 (note).