ROSS (JAMES CLARK) A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions During the Years 1839-43, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 1847
Lot 254
ROSS (JAMES CLARK)
A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions During the Years 1839-43, 2 vol.
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,400
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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 (1 folding), 8 engraved maps (3 folding), text illustrations, school prize label on paste-down, contemporary (possibly publisher's) full red morocco gilt with embossed polar scenes and foliate device on covers, edges and spines rubbed, a.e.g. [Abbey, Travel 610; Conrad, p.61; Ferguson 4636; Hill 1487; Renard 1328; Rosove 276.A1a; Sabin 73367; Spence 993], 8vo, John Murray, 1847

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  • "One of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration" (Hill). James Ross led this expedition for the purpose of Antarctic discovery and magnetic surveys, during which he circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, discovering the Ross Sea, Ross Island, the Ross Shelf Ice, Victoria Land, Erebus and Terror Gulf, and attempted to enter the Weddell Sea. This copy in an unusual, possibly publisher's, gilt tooled pictorial binding.
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