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ROSS, James Clark (1800-1862). A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the years 1839-43. London: John Murray, 1847. 2 volumes, 8° (223 x 145mm). 8 lithographic plates and 8 engraved maps, 4 folding and mounted on linen. (Some browning). Contemporary blue half calf gilt, (rubbed).
H.M.S. Erebus and Terror reached the Falklands in 1842 to carry out repairs to damages caused by their collision with an iceberg and while there, Ross and Crozier set up a weather observatory. FIRST EDITION. Rosove 276.
W. J. HOOKER (1785-1865). Notes on the Botany of The Antarctic Voyage conducted by Captain James Clark Ross,... with observations on the Tussac Grass of the Falkland Islands. London: H. Bailliere, 1843. 8° (222 x 142mm), Hand-coloured folding frontispiece. (Lacking one coloured plate). Original green cloth gilt, (spine rubbed, cancelled university library bookplate). Provenance: Captain James Clark Ross (presentation copy inscribed from the author 1841); Edward Whymper (signed 1867); William S. Bruce (signed 1916). (3)
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