Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a Northwest Passage

[…and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832,1833; Including a Report of Commander, now Captain, James Clarke Ross, and the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Poles]. Ross, Sir John. London: A.W. Webster; 1835. 1st edition. Illustrated with 3 colored lithographic plates, numerous engravings and 2 fold-out maps. Three-quarter brown leather with marbled boards. 740 pp. Small 4to. Fair.

Extremely uncommon 1820s and ’30s account of an Arctic expedition, with 3 rare, early lithographs in full color, and dozens of engraved plates and large folding maps. Leather binding with a red spine label; marbling to the boards, the page edges and endpapers. Externally worn, with the covers nearly loose, but still attached; rubbing, chipping to the spine, with other noticeable signs of wear. The interior is collated and complete, with foxing, as usual, and some handling wear. A very rare volume with an otherwise unmarked text block.

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