ROSS (JAMES CLARK) A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions during the years 1839-43, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, John Murray, 1847
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ROSS (JAMES CLARK) A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions during the years 1839-43, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, John Murray, 1847
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ROSS (JAMES CLARK)
A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions during the Years 1839-43, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 8 tinted lithographed plates (one folding), 8 engraved maps (3 folding), occasional lights spotting, 16 pages of advertisements (dated January, 1847), recased in publisher's blue-green pictorial cloth gilt, some repairs to spine [Abbey, Travel 610; Conrad, p. 61; Ferguson 4636; Hill 1487; Renard 1328; Rosove 276.A1a; Sabin 73367; Spence 993; OCLC 5261508], 8vo (231 x 154mm.), John Murray, 1847

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  • "One of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration" (Hill). The nephew of Sir John Ross, the Arctic explorer, James led this expedition for the purpose of Antarctic discovery and magnetic surveys, during which he circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, discovering the Ross Sea, the Ross Ice Shelf, Victoria Land, Erebus and Terror Gulf, and attempted to enter the Weddell Sea. Early issue is indicated by the presence of advertisements dated January 1847.

    Provenance: Carberry Tower Library; Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Bob Finch (High Latitude).
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