25 September 2002
JAMES WEDDELL (1787-1834)
A Voyage towards the South Pole, performed in the years 1822-24. ... Second edition, with observations on the probability of reaching the South Pole, and an account of a second voyage performed by the Beaufoy, Captain Brisbane, to the same seas. London: A. & R.Spottiswoode for Longman, Rees, Orne, Brown and Green, 1827. 8° (215 x 130mm.) 17 plates and maps (comprising: handcoloured aquatint frontispiece, 6 uncoloured aquatint plates by Clark after Weddell (including 2 folding panoramic coastal profiles], 10 engraved maps and charts 6 folding). (Clean tears to two of the folding maps, 1 map shaved into image area.) Contemporary calf gilt (spine neatly repaired).
G.E. Mannsell (armorial bookplate).
Second expanded edition, including Weddell's 'Observations' (with two maps) and Brisbane's voyage to Tierra del Fuego. Rosove 345.B1a ('Scarce'); Sabin 102431; cf. Spence 1248 (first edition).
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