Ross, Sir John; Narrative of a 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...Including the Reports of Commander, now Captain, James Clark Ross...and the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole. London, A. W. Webster, 1835. Octavo, pp. , xxxiii, , 740, 16 steel-engraved plates including frontispiece; 6 color lithographed plates (1 of which is a plan); 3 color mezzotints; 6 maps (1 of which is a large folding hand-colored chart of the Arctic regions).
The text is complete and in the original cloth over boards, spine expertly re-backed with original spine strip retained, edge wear to the corners and edges of the boards has been nicely restored. Very light foxing to a few text signatures. Over all in very good condition. The first edition, rare large paper printing.
The important account and scientific results of the Ross expedition to Boothia Peninsula in the Victory, and his return by sledge, boat, and the vessel Isabella. The expedition was financed by Felix Booth and led by Sir John Ross, with his nephew, James C. Ross, second in command and head naturalist. The expedition survived for four winters in the Arctic, during which James Clark Ross discovered the North Magnetic Pole.