Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(ARCTIC.) Ross, John. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage. 6 maps, 25 plates (10 of them hand-colored). [8], xxxiii, [1], 740 pages. 4to, publisher's cloth, moderate wear, rebacked with portion of original backstrip laid down; lacking half-title, moderate foxing and wear, minor dampstaining to first few leaves, large folding map detached, with repaired closed tear; uncut; early owner's inscription on front free endpaper. London, 1835

Additional Details

first edition of the account of Ross's privately funded second Arctic voyage, resulting in the most extensive exploration of the Boothia Peninsula to date, during which Ross's nephew James Clark Ross became the first to reach the North Magnetic Pole. Without the separately published appendix containing 20 additional plates. Abbey Travel 636; Arctic Bibliography 14866; Books on Ice 2.6; Hill 1490; Lande 1426; TPL 1808.