(ARCTIC.) Ellis, Henry. A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay . . . for Discovering a North West Passage. Folding map, 9 plates. xxviii, 1-96, 89-336 pages. 8vo, contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine label laid down; minor foxing; early library tag and Edinger bookplate on front pastedown, 1937 signature on front free endpaper. London, 1748
first edition. Begins with a 96-page synopsis of previous English efforts to find the Northwest Passage, followed by a longer account of the author's 1746-47 voyage with the Dobbs Galley and the California, which demonstrated that there was no passage through Hudson's Bay. "Includes many valuable observations on . . . the Eskimos, a people then practically unknown"--Hill 540. Books on Ice 1.9; European Americana 748/59; Sabin 22312; TPL 207.
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