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Arctic Artist : the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Volume 3) (Rupert's Land Record Society Series)
by Houston, Stuart

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Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. George Back's prose captures the drama of the journey, while his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Published for the first time, this is the complete text of Back's journal. Arctic Artist completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers.

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Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Volume 3) (Rupert's Land Record Society Series)Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Volume 3) (Rupert's Land Record Society Series) (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 1994
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Price: $11.99
Seller: HPB-Emerald, Carrollton, TX, USA
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Arctic Artist the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Rupert's Land Record Society Series)Arctic Artist the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Rupert's Land Record Society Series) (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 1994
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Price: $26.95
Seller: Easton's Books, Mount Vernon, WA, USA
Condition: VG+
Notes: Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket. Volume 3. 11.0 X 7.6 X 1.2 inches. 432 pages.
 
 
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    Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Rupert's Land Record Society Series) (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
    Description: Book
    Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good jacket
    Notes: Minor wear; a few small repairs have been made to the dust jacket; previous owner's name on front end paper; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; illustrated with black and white and colour reproductions of Back's paintings as well as black and white maps.

    Hourglass Books
    Vancouver, BC, CAN
    $35.00
    Arctic Artist (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
    Condition: Used-Like New
    Notes: Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first Arctic land expedition. George Back's prose captures the drama of this journey, and his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Back's journal completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers, and is particularly valuable because it is the only journal that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Houston provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade posts. I.S. MacLaren's commentary on Back's paintings reveals a naval officer of exceptional talent. Conversant with the artistic conventions and aesthetic temper of his age, Back used his sketchbooks not only to depict the expedition's progress but also to capture his imaginative response to the northern wilderness. MacLaren also edits and comments on two other documents written by Back during the expedition: a candid letter to his brother and a poem dramatizing the disaster that claimed the lives of eleven of the twenty explorers in Franklin's party. Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. George Back's prose captures the drama of the journey, while his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Published for the first time, this is the complete text of Back's journal. Arctic Artist completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers. Minor shelf wear at edges. Overall, book is in great shape. Neat, clean, and unmarked. Inside is unworn with crisp pages and a tight binding.

    Hennessey + Ingalls
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    $52.00
    Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-22 (Hardcover.)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
    Description: Quarto.
    Notes: Quarto, black cloth. pp (xxviii), 403. 50 figures in text (most in colour), 4 b&w maps in text. Fine in fine jacket. 2 kg parcel.

    Steven Temple Books, ABAC/ILAB
    WELLAND, ON, CAN
    $39.95
    Arctic Artist, 3: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822 (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
    Description: An account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. It is of interest to Franklin and Arctic enthusiasts, and to Canadian studies, northern studies, art history, and anthropology specialists.
    Condition: Good.
    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 432 p. Contains: Illustrations. Rupert's Land Record Society, 3.

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    Goring-By-Sea, WEST SUSSEX, GBR
    $55.00
    Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's, 1994
    Description: Hbk small 4to 403pp, profusely illustr maps, color and b+w plates, appears unused and an excellent clean tight unmarked copy in fine unclipped, sleeve-protected dj as new, gift quality.
    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Sutton Books
    Norwich, VT, USA
    $57.00
    Arctic Artist, 3: The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822 (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 432 p. Contains: Illustrations. Rupert's Land Record Society, 3.

    booksXpress
    Bayonne, NJ, USA
    $95.16
    Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill Queens Univ Press
    Condition: Very Good in Very Good jacket
    Notes: pp. 403, signed by the author. "'Arctic Artist' is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first Arctic land expedition. George Back's prose captures the drama of this journey, and his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Back's journal completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of the… Larger 8vo.

    Edmonton Book Store
    Edmonton, AB, CAN
    $135.00
    Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Volume 3) (Rupert's Land Record Society Series) (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Pres
    Condition: New

    Bonita
    Newport Coast, CA, USA
    $144.00
    Arctic Artist: the Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman With Franklin, 1819-1822 (Rupert's Land Record Society Series) (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 1994-11-01
    Publisher: Mcgill Queens Univ Pr
    Description: 403 pages. Ex-library copy with usual markings, stickers and stamps. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 463044.
    Condition: Good in Good jacket

    Monroe Street Books
    Middlebury, VT, USA
    $33.00
 
 

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Overview

Arctic Artist is the liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first expedition to the Arctic. George Back's prose captures the drama of the journey, while his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Published for the first time, this is the complete text of Back's journal. Arctic Artist completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of the journals of Franklin's officers.

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  • PID: 16521074206
  • ISBN-13: 9780773511811
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Pres
  • Seller: Bonita
    Condition: Good