[FISHER, Alexander]. Journal of a Voyage of Discovery, to the Arctic Regions, performed between the 4th of April and the 18th of November, 1818, in His Majesty's Ship Alexander, Wm. Edw. Parry, Esq. Lieut. and Commander. London, Richard Phillips, .
8vo. 20th-century navy blue half calf over cloth boards, spine with raised bands, decorated and lettered in gilt; pp. viii, 104; folding engraved map as frontispiece, three engraved diagrams; light foxing to engravings and occasionally to text, a very good copy of this scarce work.
First edition. The British Naval Northwest Passage expedition of 1818, led by John Ross aboard the Isabella and with Parry in the Alexander, sailed up the east side of Davis Strait and to Baffin Bay in search of a Northwest passage and the North Magnetic Pole. Fisher, assistant surgeon aboard the Alexander, here offers his own observations on the native people, ice conditions, animals and the like. His account was issued as vol. I, no. 1 of Phillips Collection of Voyages and Travels, and is much scarcer than his later Journal of the 1819-20 expedition.
Arctic Bibliography 5021; Sabin 36696.