To the Arctic By Canoe: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819 - 1821 ( Sir John Franklin )

By: Houston, C Stuart (ed.) Foreword By W O Kupsch ( Robert Hood )

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------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with just a wee bit of light rubbing, gift inscription on front endpaper, 217 pages, colour and b&w photos and illustrations, contents include: Foreword; Preface; Maps; Introduction; NARRATIVE of the Proceedings of an EXPEDITION on DISCOVERY in NORTH AMERICA ( Gravesend to York factory; York factory to Cumberland House; Cumberland House and Pasquia Hills; Account of the Cree Indians; The Buffalo, climate, aurora borealis, magnetic phenomena; Cumberland House to Fort Chipewyan; Fort Chipewyan to Fort Enterprize; Fort Enterprize to Point lake ); Epilogue - The Death of Hood; Hood's Paintings - commentary; The Men of the Expedition; Select Bibliography; Index, ---"When supplies ran out, the return trek across the Barrens became one of the most tragic incidents in the history of Arctic exploration. Robert Hood was one of those who perished on this trip. Weakened by starvation, he was shot through the head by a member of the party turned cannibal. A highly sensitive and educated man with a painter's eye for detail, Hood was an astute observer of the political and social ways of the North. The journal reveals his awareness, unusual in his time, of the adverse effects on Native peoples and their environment of the coming of the Europeans. Hood's paintings capture the beauty as well as the harshness of the North. His bird paintings in particular are of special artistic and historical interest."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: To the Arctic By Canoe: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819 - 1821 ( Sir John Franklin )

Author Name: Houston, C Stuart (ed.) Foreword By W O Kupsch ( Robert Hood )

Illustrator: Robert Hood Cover Art

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec / Kingston, Ontario, Montreal, PQ / Kingston, ON: McGill - Queen's University Press / MQUP, 1995, 1st Softcover Edition, First Printing: 1995

ISBN Number: 0773512225

ISBN Number 13: 9780773512221

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 147507

Keywords: To the Arctic By Canoe: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin ( Sir John Franklin ) , Polar Exploration, Explorer,