First edition. Inscribed to the title page by Browne: “J. E. Brooman by his ship mate and friend Willy Browne with best wishes”. Brooman served with Browne as the Purser on H.M.S. Resolute under Captain H. T. Austin on the 1850 – 1851 expedition to search for Franklin, finding traces of Franklin’s first winter camp on Beechey Island. The book is firmly bound in the publisher’s grey/green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, it has been neatly re-spined using similarly toned cloth and preserving the small surviving strip of the original spine cloth, the boards are quite bumped, marked and rubbed with minor tears to the cloth. The text block is slightly toned and foxed with offsetting from some of the plates and neat repairs to the gutters, also an additional gift inscription to the title page next to that by Browne, it is complete with ten tinted lithographs on seven plates and all tissue guards present, some slightly are creased. An important title in the history of Arctic exploration and inscribed copies are decidedly uncommon.