Jun 05, 2008 - Sale 2148

Sale 2148 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 1,440
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(ARCTIC.) Phipps, Constantine John. A Voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's Command. 3 folding maps (one loose), 12 double-page engraved plates, 11 folding tables (included in pagination). 4to, 1/2 morocco matching Lot 37 above, backstrip ends and front joint worn, rear cover partially detached; includes half-title and final leaf with binder's directions; some browning in second half of volume not affecting engraved matter; bookplate of Henry Marquand on front free endpaper. London, 1774

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first edition of the official account of the 1773 expedition of the ships Racehouse and Carcass. Although blocked by pack ice north of Spitsbergen, they reached a record 80º48'N. Books on Ice 1.10, Hill 1351.