Lot 305 of 522:
McCormick's Voyages of Discovery, 1884  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$960
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World....

Author:
McCormick, Robert

Place:
London

Publisher:
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington

Date:
1884

Description:

xx, 432; xii, 412 pp. Frontispiece portraits with 5 duotone lithographed folding panoramas, 54 additional lithographic plates (most duotone), 5 maps (1 folding), and numerous illustrations in text. (8vo) 24.6x16 cm (9¾x6¼") modern half-calf with marbled boards, spines ruled and tooled in gilt, maroon morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, fresh endpapers, edges stained red. First Edition. 

A narrative of polar explorations aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with an account of the search for Franklin's wreck aboard HMB Forlorn Hope written by Robert McCormick, the Chief Medical Officer, Naturalist and Geologist to the Expeditions. McCormick was the surgeon aboard the second voyage of HMS Beagle, a somewhat comic character in Darwin's account. Institutional stamps to title pages. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light rubbing; a few stains, creases, and spots; folding plates with splits, creases and minuscule chips, folding map with one split and one repair from reverse; very good or better.


 
Item number:
305480
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