VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC SEAS, AND ROUND THE WORLD: BEING PERSONAL NARRATIVES OF ATTEMPTS TO REACH THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLES; AND OF AN OPEN-BOAT EXPEDITION UP THE WELLINGTON CHANNEL IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN...
by McCormick, Robert
London, 1884. Two volumes. xx,432; xii,412,16pp., plus sixty-six plates and maps (six folding). Half title in second volume. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Modern bookplate on each front pastedown. Minor foxing. Very good. An important work by McCormick, the surgeon during Ross' 1839-43 Antarctic expedition, taken from his own diaries written during the expedition. Also includes McCormick's experiences with John Franklin, first as surgeon on Franklin's 1827 attempt to reach the North Pole and during his own search for Franklin in 1852-53. "McCormick served under Parry and Ross, and took a prominent part in the Franklin search expedition of 1852- 3. This personal narrative covers all these as well as his other voyages" - Scribner. A rare work, as McCormick financed the publishing himself, resulting in an initial print run of only 750 copies. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 10582. TPL 3093. SPENCE 747. TAURUS 10. SCRIBNER 101:1288.
(Inventory #: WRCAM50651)
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