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Ten months among the tents of the Tuski : with incidents of an Arctic boat expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst by  1827-1854  W. H. (William Hulme - First Edition - 1853 - from Fine Editions Ltd and Biblio.co.uk

Ten months among the tents of the Tuski : with incidents of an Arctic boat expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst

by HOOPER, W. H. (William Hulme, 1827-1854

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London: Published by John Murray, 1853. First Edition. Thick 8vo: xv,[1],417,[1]pp, with 4 full-page tinted lithographs (by J. Brandard after P. Skill), 3 line drawings (2 full-page), 4 woodcut vignettes, and folding partially colored lithographed map. Bound without half-title. Contemporary elaborately paneled (in gilt and blind) full green morocco, ornate gilt central ornament on upper cover, richly gilt spine in compartments between five raised bands; all edges gilt, pale yellow end papers, brown silk page marker. Elegantly inscribed in fountain pen to front fly leaf: [To] "Alfred F. A. Hanbury Tracy [presumably a close relation of the British politician Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy, 1848-1906] / with the best wishes / of his affectionate friend / John Hetherington / on his leaving Eton / Election. 1863." A superlative copy, barely used, in bespoke binding. Preliminaries foxed, else virtually spotless; all plates pristine; raised bands lightly rubbed. Sabin 32883. Abbey, Travel, 641. Arctic Bibliography I, 7395. Field, Indian Bibliography 713. Lada-Mocarski 140. Lande 1238. National Maritime Museum I 903. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana 4615. TPL 3176. Wickersham, Bibliography of Alaskan Literature, 6591. Cooke & Holland, Exploration of Northern Canada, pp.183 and 473. Hooper sailed out of Plymouth on the H.M.S. Plover, in 1848, on a three-year mission to locate the remains of John Franklin's Northwest Passage Expedition of 1845. A truly fascinating account, important for its descriptions of the manners, customs, and culture of the Inuit and other native tribes, particularly the Chukchi (Tuski) people. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.



  • Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BB1667
  • Title: Ten months among the tents of the Tuski : with incidents of an Arctic boat expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, as far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst
  • Author: HOOPER, W. H. (William Hulme, 1827-1854
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Published by John Murray
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1853
  • Bookseller catalogs: HAND-PRESS PERIOD;

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