FREDERICK WILLIAM BEECHEY (1796-1856)
Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the polar expeditions: peformed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom ... in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28. London: Samuel Bentley or J.B. Nichols & Sons for Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. 2 volumes, 8°, (213 x 130mm.) 26 maps and plates (comprising: 3 engraved maps (2 folding, 1 double-page), 23 plates (11 engravings, 6 aquatints, 2 wood-engravings, 4 double-page lithographs)). Contemporary calf (rebacked), contained within a single cloth slip-case. Second edition. Sabin 4347.
Robert John Le Mesurier M'CLURE (1807-1873). The Discovery of the North-West Passage by H.M.S. "Investigator," ... Edited by Commander Sherard Osborn ... from the logs and journals of Capt. Robert Le M. M'Lure. London: Spottiswoode & Co. for Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1856. 8° (205 x 128mm.) 4 tinted lithographic plates, 1 folding hand-coloured engraved maps. (Corners rounded, some light soiling, first signature detached, some early library stamps.) Modern green half morocco spine gilt. First edition. Abbey Travel II, 647; Arctic Bibliography 10563; Sabin 43073.
[And:] eight others, comprising: Alexander FISHER. A Journal of Discovery to the Arctic Regions, London: 1821. 8°. Original boards. First edition; Alexander FISHER. A Journal of Discovery to the Arctic Regions ... Third edition, London: 1821. 8°. Contemporary half calf; Sir George BACK. Narrative of the Arctic land expedition to the mouth of the Great Fish River, London, Paris, [etc.]: 1836. 8°. Contemporary half calf; George Francis LYON. A Brief Narrative of an unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay, London: 1825. 8°. Later half-calf. First edition; George Francis LYON. The Private Journal of Captain G.F. Lyon, London: 1824. 8°. Later half-calf (uniform with previous title). First edition; William SCORESBY, junior. Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery, Edinburgh and London: 1823. 8°. Original boards. First edition; Sir John ROSS. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, London: A.W. Webster, 1835. 4°. Modern cloth. First edition. (11)