A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic …
A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic …
A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic …

ROSS, James Clark. A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43.

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the beginning of antarctic research

ROSS, James Clark. A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43. London, John Murray, 1847.

Two volumes, 8vo. Original publisher's gilt-stamped illustrated cloth; pp. liii, 366; [v]-xi, 447, 16 (publisher's catalogue); 8 tinted lithographs (including 1 folding panorama), 8 maps (3 folding); cloth with restorations to heads and tails of spines, light rubbing to extremties, inner hinges of the first voluem strngthened, folding panorama with short split to foot of central fold, internally, apart from occasional light spotting to maps and lithographs, a very good copy, rarely seen in the original pictorial cloth, contemporary and 1960s ownership inscription to front fly-leaves.
First edition. 'One of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration ... Ross led this expedition for the purpose of Antarctic Discovery and Magnetic surveys, during which he circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, discovered the Ross Sea, Ross Island, the Ross Shelf Ice, Victoria Land, Erebus and Terror Gulf (named after the ships of the expedition), Mount Erebus, and attempted to penetrate the Weddell Sea' (Hill). Rosove calls the work 'a cornerstone of Antarctic literature and a monument to one of mankind's greatest expeditions of geographical and scientific exploration'. - This is the issue with the publisher's catalogue with the earliest date, January, 1847. Murray had only 1500 sets printed, and they 'were bound and sold over a period of several years, as indicated by the various dates on the advertisements at the rear of vol. II' (Rosove).
Hill 1487; Spence 993; Ferguson 4636; Conrad 689; Rosove 275.

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