Jun 05, 2008 - Sale 2148

Sale 2148 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 1,440
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(ARCTIC.) Ross, John, Sir. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions during the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833. 6 maps, 25 engraved or lithographed plates (including 9 hand-colored). Errata leaf. Occasional offsetting from plates onto facing pages, a few plates browned and offset * Appendix to the Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Ross, 16 lithographed plates (including 11 hand-colored), 3 uncolored engraved plates. 2 volumes. 4to, 1/2 morocco matching Lot 37 above, backstrip ends and joints rubbed; few text leaves and uncolored plates foxed; bookplates of Henry Marquand on front free endpapers. London, 1835

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first editions of the accounts 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. Abbey Travel 636, Arctic Bibliography 14866, Books on Ice 2.6, Hill 1490, McGill/Lande 1426, TPL 1808.