McCORMICK (RICHARD C.) Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 750 COPIES, 1884
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McCORMICK (RICHARD C.) Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, LIMITED TO 750 COPIES, 1884
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McCORMICK (RICHARD C.)
Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World: Being Personal Narratives of Attempts to Reach the North and South Poles, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, [LIMITED TO 750 COPIES], lithographed frontispiece portraits, 5 folding lithographed panoramas (depicting 12 views), 29 lithographed plates, 5 lithographed maps (one folding), numerous illustrations in the text, front endpapers in volume one with several holes caused by adhesion (but joints firm), prize label ("Diligence and Attention in Physical Geography") on upper pastedown, and later inscription on verso of front free endpaper in volume one, publisher's blue pictorial cloth, with stars in gilt [Spence 747; Taurus 10], 8vo, Sampson Low, 1884

Footnotes

  • A first hand account of the Ross expedition (1839-1843) written by the surgeon aboard Erebus. McCormick "conveys the sense of awed wonder experienced by all aboard Ross' ships when the true enormity of the Antarctic continent revealed itself for the first time" (Taurus). The plates include fine lithographed panoramas with icebergs.
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