London: Hurst and blackett, 1857. First Edition. Fine. Item #001388E
A fine copy bound in 3/4 leather/19th century half red calf, marbled boards, marbled edges and end papers. Provenance: Earl of Inniskillen (Armorial Bookplate). Provence: Steve Fossett, Explorer; Sailor; and aeronautical explorer, (Bookplate). Fossett was the first person to navigate the earth in a balloon.
FIRST EDITION. Written by The Surgeon and Naturalist on Robert M'Clure's Franklin search Expedition aboard the HMS Investigator. Armstrong was awarded The Gilbert Blane Gold Medal for The Best Journal Kept by Surgeons in The Royal Navy.
Tinted lithographed frontispiece; Lithographed folding map, hand-colored.
Arctic Bibliography 682; Sabin 2017; Hill 34; Chavanne 1540.