Ross First sighting of the Antarctic continent - inscribed to fellow explorer (1847)

Ross, Sir James Clark.

A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43.

Published: London: John Murray, 1847.

Date: 1847

First edition. 8vo. 2 vols. pp. lii, [i], 366 & [v]-x, [i], 447, 16 (ads.); 8 litho. plates inc. one folding, wood-eng. vignettes to chapter fly-titles and occasionally to text, 8 charts and maps inc. 3 folding; slight marginal age-toning, else very good in contemporary half calf, gilt, expertly restored to head of spines. A presentation copy from the author, inscribed to vol. I: “C. J. Beverly Esq. With the warm regard of his old friend and messmate J. C. Ross”.

Condition
Generally very good

Binding
Hardback

£10000

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