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A NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE FATE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN AND HIS COMPANIONS Captain M'Clintock 1972 reprint Hardcover DJ Fine
By M'Clintock, Captain Leopold
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Canada, Hurtig Publishers, 1972. 375 pp, b/w plates, 3 foldout maps and one foldout document. Red, satiny cloth hardcover with gilt titles on the spine and dust jacket. Fine.

This book and the expedition it describes were momentous events to a Victorian public that had puzzled for twelve years over the most universally intriguing of Arctic mysteries - the complete disappearance of Sir John Franklin's last expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. The voyage of the Fox under Captain M'Clintock, engineered by Lady Jame Franklin after the British government ended its official search, produced the first and only concrete evidence ever discovered of Franklin's fate, and proved that members of his expedition had in fact succeeded in finding the passage.



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