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
by Ross, John
London: Orlando Hodgson, 1835. ,-463,pp. plus thirteen plates. Original green publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Corners bumped, light wear to binding. Some light scattered foxing, but a near fine copy. An undated, octavo edition, likely issued close on the heels of the first edition of 1835. Despite the failure of his earlier trip in 1818, Ross set out in 1829 in the small ship, Victory, to find a northwest passage, but the boat had to be abandoned in 1832. Ross and his party were eventually rescued in the summer of 1833 in Lancaster Sound. In the meantime, Capt. George Back had set out in search of Ross. The greatest scientific yield of the trip was the discovery of the Magnetic Pole. Sabin calls for eleven plates, though this copy has thirteen. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 14866 (ref). SABIN 73381.
(Inventory #: WRCAM50523)
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