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A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage by  John Ross - First Edition - 1819 - from Minotavros Books (SKU: 000161)

A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage

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A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage

by Ross, John

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London: John Murray, 1819. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. 4to. 4to. Contemporary calf binding with rebacked spine and raised bands. xxxix [1] tipped in errata slip, 252 p.p., cxliv. 15 colour plates [4 folding], 9 engravings [2 folding], 4 tables [2 folding] and 3 folding charts including frontispiece. Light scratches to front and rear board with rubbing to extremities, but otherwise in fine condition. Sir John Ross (1777-1856) was a member of the Royal Navy, British naval officer and explorer who was selected to lead an arctic expedition through David Strait and Baffin Bay in search of a Northwest passage. He commanded the ship Isabella, while William Edward Parry was in command of their second ship, Alexander. Captain Edward Sabine was chosen by the Royal Society to make scientific observations. Also onboard was Ross' nephew, James Clark Ross. During the expedition he met with several Inuit tribes which he records. Unfortunately, Ross made several critical errors, among them his false claim of mountain ranges off of Lancaster Sound that he named Croker's Mountains. This was met with much criticism and hotly debated after the publication of this book regarding the supposed mountains, even among members of the expedition including Sabine and Parry. In 1819-20, Parry was elected to lead the next arctic expedition, venturing beyond Lancaster Sound in the hope of discovering the Northwest passage.

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Bookseller Inventory #
000161
Title
A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage
Author
Ross, John
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
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Edition
First Edition
Publisher
John Murray
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1819
Keywords
Exploration, History, Artic, Explorer, John Ross
Bookseller catalogs
History; Exploration; Boating;

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errata
Errata: aka Errata Slip A piece of paper either laid in to the book correcting errors found in the printed text after being...[more]
raised band(s)
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
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calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
spine
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tipped in
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fine
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