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Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, 1835  

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Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833... Including the Reports of Commander, now Captain, James Clark Ross... and the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole

Ross, John


A.W. Webster



[8], xxxiii, [1], 740 pp. Illustrated with 20 steel-engraved plates including frontispiece and plan, 3 color mezzotints, and 6 maps, two of which fold out. (4to) 30.5x23.5 cm (12½x9¾"), rebound in black buckram stamped in gilt with original cloth spine label affixed to spine. First Edition.

 "Narrative and scientific results of expedition to Boothia Peninsula in the Victory, and return by sledge, boat, and the Isabella. Expedition was financed by Felix Booth and led by Sir John Ross, with his nephew, James C. Ross, second in command and head naturalist" - Arctic Bib. The expedition survived for four winters in the Arctic, during which James Clark Ross discovered the North Magnetic Pole. Field lauds the "sumptuous printing which makes every page a picture, has even its luxury enhanced by the splendid steel engravings and lithographs... Everywhere through the narrative is interwoven the records of aboriginal life as it appeared to the explorers...." There was a second, supplementary, volume to the work, considered the appendix, not present here. Arctic Bib. 14866; Field 1321; Hill p.261.

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Some wear and fading to covers; occasional foxing; map in back repaired with masking tape; overall very good.

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