- Vol. 1: bookplate on upper pastedown; one leaf w. closed tear; occas. trifle foxed. Upper joint splitting at top of spine; covers sl. scratched; binding sl. rubbed along extremities. Vol. 2: owner's entry on first free endpaper and 2nd blank.
= Arctic Bibliography 5194; Holland 1819-1822[A] and 1825-1827; Sabin 25624 and 25628; Chavanne 4269; Hill 635 and 636; Abbey, Travel 635; Henze II, 276ff: "Bedeutender britischer Polarforscher, verdient insbesondere um die Entdeckung und erste Erforschung der arktischen Küste Nord-Amerikas zwischen 109° und 149° 37' w. L." (p.276). "The author traveled by Hudson Bay, Cumberland House to Fort Chipewyan, and accompanied by J. Richardson, R. Hood and J. Back, explored the upper Coppermine River, wintered at Fort Enterprise (between Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes) descended the Coppermine, and explored by canoe the coast of Coronation Gulf eastward over five hundred miles into Dease Strait to Cape Turnagain. The party returned over the Barren Grounds to Fort Enterprise. The narrative includes detailed description of travel conditions (noting hardships, lack of food, etc.), the nature of the country, rivers and lakes, the various tribes of Indians, and the Copper Eskimos; with accounts by Richardson and Back of their separate trips with small parties for exploration, supplies, etc." (Arctic Bibliography). Fine plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LI.