Lot 418: Ross. NARRATIVE OF THE SECOND VOYAGE... 1835.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Polar/Arctic Exploration] John Ross. NARRATIVE OF THE 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 Lon: A. W. Webster, 1835. 1st edition. Sabin 73381. Arctic Bibliography 14866. The 2nd volume is not present, having been printed in a much smaller quantity than this first volume. (Arctic Bibliography records the 2nd vol, but Sabin does not). 31 plates, incl 2 maps (1 folding). Folding map is partly hand colored. Nonfolding map has overprinting in red ink. 5 other plates hand colored. Other 24 plates are b/w. , xxxiii, , 688, *688-*689, 689-740pp. 4to. Contemp ½ brown leather and blue cloth. Front cover/spine separated, folding map separated and chipped within border, loose leaves at front and rear of volume. Foxed, toned, frontis and map dampstained, edge chipping to frontis. 7.4 Lb.