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SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
1 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL:  THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER., Fryer, Mary Beacock.  (Allan Maclean.)
2 Fryer, Mary Beacock. (Allan Maclean.) ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL: THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1987, Ist edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020110 B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "Born on the Isle of Mull to an impoverished laird of the clan Maclean, young Allan fought his first battle - for Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden - from a sense of deep conviction and family loyalty. He fled into exile when the Stuart cause was lost. In Holland he became a mercenary, and after amnesty was granted for Jacobites, he joined the British army serving in North America during the Seven Y e a r s ' W a r , and again during the American Revolution. He was at Quebec on New Year's Eve 1775 when the city was attacked by Benedict Arnold, and shortly thereafter became the military governor of Montreal...This fast-paced and intriguing bo ok g iv es a pe ne tr at ing insight into the challenges facing a man who chose a military career during the tumultuous period of the eighteenth century." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, sm all cr eas e a t t o p c orn er of front cover - migrates into first two pages, soft crease on front cover, minor edge wear, small crease across spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JUNIUS:  INCLUDING LETTERS BY THE SAME WRITER, UNDER OTHER SIGNATURES (NOW FIRST COLLECTED).  TO WHICH ARE ADDED, HIS CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE WITH MR WILKES, AND HIS PRIVATE LETTERS ADDRESSED TO MR H.S. WOODFALL.  (THE LETTERS OF JUNIUS.), Junius.  Pseudonym.
3 Junius. Pseudonym. JUNIUS: INCLUDING LETTERS BY THE SAME WRITER, UNDER OTHER SIGNATURES (NOW FIRST COLLECTED). TO WHICH ARE ADDED, HIS CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE WITH MR WILKES, AND HIS PRIVATE LETTERS ADDRESSED TO MR H.S. WOODFALL. (THE LETTERS OF JUNIUS.)
London George Routledge and Sons 1878 Very Good- 
524 pp, 7" H. Medium brown leather binding, spine with five raised bands, gilt decoration, black leather title label with gilt lettering, gilt borders to boards, gilt crest (Vniversitatis Collegivm Apvd Torontonenses) on front board. All eges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Title page continues: "With a Preliminary Essay, Notes, Fac-similes, &c.". B&w frontispiece, 5 fold-out facsimile letters. Junius' letters, written between 1769-1772, were an attack on Whig politicians of the day whom he believed to be guilty of corruption and immorality. He also wrote to make the public aware of their historical and constitutional rights as well as in the cause of democracy, and in support of freedom of speech and the press. Large contemporary presentation book plate on front pastedown with light foxing, light browning to pages and fold-outs, four fold-outs have some fold tears archivally taped (up to 2"), some waviness to top half of pages up to approx. page 160 more at beginning of book, foxing on preliminary pages and on the last few pages of book, light edge wear to boards, 1/2" high water stain across bottom of rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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