ROSS, JOHN. 1777-1856.
A Voyage of Discovery, Made under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. London: John Murray, 1819.
4to (267 x 205 mm). , errata slip, [xxxix], , 252, , cxliv. Engraved folding frontispiece chart and 31 plates (several folding and several colored). Period calf-backed marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spines, marbled endpapers. Several plates foxed, a few creases from misfolds, some offsetting to folding plates and to title, bindings rubbed, edgewear.
FIRST EDITION. Includes a "Comparative List of the Northern and Southern Eskimaux Language," as well as a list of "Words the Same in Both Dialects" (pp 122-23). Abbey Travel 634; Field 1320; Pilling 3385; Sabin 73376.
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