ROSS, JOHN, CAPTAIN. 1777-1856.
A Voyage of Discovery, Made under the Orders of the Admiralty ... for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. London: John Murray, 1819.
4to (265 x 208 mm). , [xl], 252, , cxliv pp. 32 engraved plates, charts, plans, and views, including 16 hand-colored and numerous folding. Period quarter calf over marbled boards, morocco spine label, gilt to raised bands. Some offsetting to title and to folding plates, spotting to plate 13, boards scuffed, minor wear to extremities.
FIRST EDITION of Ross's account of his first Arctic voyage. 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.