ROSS, JAMES CLARK.
A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions during the Year 1839-43. London: John Murray, 1847. 2 volumes. With 8 lithographed maps & 8 tinted lithographed plates (3 maps & 1 plate are folding) plus text illustrations. 8vo (216 x 130 mm). Period half calf and marbled boards. Some plates foxed, 3 covers detached and spine panels detaching, vol 2 spine panel rubbed and with 3 chips.
First edition of "one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration" (Hill 1487). Abbey, Travel, 610; Ferguson 4636; Sabin 73367.