A Summer Search for Sir John Franklin; with a Peep into the Polar Basin ... With short notices, by Professor Dickie, on the Botany, and by Dr. Sutherland, on the Meteorology and Geology; and a new chart of the Arctic Sea.
This work recounts an unsuccessful expedition by Edward Augustus Inglefield to find the missing Franklin expedition. Following the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew during a mission to find the North-West Passage, the Admiralty organized numerous searches for the missing men.
Edward Inglefield sailed to the Arctic in the summer of 1852 in command of the Isabel, a steamer donated by Lady Franklin on the condition that it was used to search for her husband. First published in 1853, Inglefield's account of the voyage is accompanied by a number of illustrations.
The work also includes appendices listing the flowering plants and algae of the Arctic region as noted by the botanist George Dickie (1812-82), geographical and meteorological information collected by expedition surgeon Peter Sutherland (1822-1900), and Inglefield's correspondence with the Admiralty.
Appendixes: Dickie, G. Notes on flowering plants and algae...--Sutherland, P. C. A few remarks on the physical geography, etc., of Davis straits and its east and west shores.--Sutherland, P. C. Meteorology. Abstracts of the three-hourly meteorological register kept...in the North Atlantic, Davis straits, & Baffin bay. July to November, 1852...--Proceedings of Commander E. A. Inglefield...on a voyage of Arctic discovery
Half title: A summer for Sir John Franklin with appendices
First edition published in 1853
Octavo (219 x 140mm). 4 lithographed plates, including color frontispiece, another color plate, and one folding plate; large folding lithographed map
xxi, 232 p. col. front., 3 col. pl. (1 fold.) fold. map. 22cm.
Abbey Travel 642; Arctic Bib. 7716; NMM 920; Sabin 34758; TPL 3265.
Inglefield, Edward Augustus. A Summer Search for Sir John Franklin. London : Thomas Harrison, 59, Pall Mall (Late John Oliver) 1853.. 1853.
Inglefield, Edward Augustus (1853) A Summer Search for Sir John Franklin. London : Thomas Harrison, 59, Pall Mall (Late John Oliver) 1853..
Inglefield, Edward Augustus, A Summer Search for Sir John Franklin. London : Thomas Harrison, 59, Pall Mall (Late John Oliver) 1853.. 1853.