The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, I819 â€“1822
By Houston, C. Stuart ~ Editor
McGill Queen’s Press, Canada: 1995, Reprinted Edition. Original black cloth. Fine in Fine unclipped dust jacket.. 401 pages, Indexed, 50 plates â€“ many color reproductions of Backâ€™s beautiful watercolor paintings,.4 maps, 32 page essay/commentary on the aesthetics of the art work. A very beautiful publication in Fine condition inside and out..
George Back was a member of Sir John Franklinâ€™s expedition from 1819 â€“ 1822.Â Backâ€™s writing captures the drama of the journey and his watercolor sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of the Arctic.Â This book is a very good read and demonstrates Backâ€™s extraordinary talents as an artist.