A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43.
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; slighty marginal age-toning, tear to fold of general map, else very good in recent quarter navy blue calf, gilt. With an accompanying 1p. signed letter from Ross to [Archibald] Smith laid in to vol. I, dated 25 Nov. 61.
Denucé 2467; Spence 993; Renard 1328; Rosove 276.A1.d (“Scarce”). An important work of Antarctic exploration: Ross’s expedition was the first officially to sight the Antarctic continent. Incorporating a scientific programme that included the establishment of stations around the southern hemisphere to observe terrestrial magnetism, the expedition also sailed three times into Antarctic waters, making a circumnavigation of the continent. Ross spent some time writing his narrative, and the fear of a decline in interest led the publisher to print only 1500 or so copies.
Author Ross, Sir James Clark.
Binding Recent quarter calf
Publisher London: John Murray
Condition See description
Pages pp. lii, [i], 366 & [v]-x, [i], 447, 16 (ads.)