SIR JAMES CLARK ROSS (1800-1862)
A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions during the years 1839-43, London: Spottiswoode & Shaw for John Murray, 1847. 2 volumes, 8° (218 x 142mm.) 16pp. publisher's advertisements, dated January 1847, at end of vol.II. 16 plates and maps (comprising: 8 tinted lithographic plates (1 folding), 8 engraved maps (3 folding)), numerous wood-engraved vignette illustrations. (Spotted, folding plate torn and repaired.) Original blue cloth blocked in gilt and blind (recased, spine faded and slightly soiled, extremities chipped).
Frederick Brodie (armorial bookplate).
First edition. Conrad p.62; Ferguson 4636; Rosove 276. A1 variant 'a' ('scarce'); Spence 993; Taurus 9.
William Henry Bayley WEBSTER. Narrative of a Voyage to the Southern Atlantic Ocean, in the Years 1828, 29, 30, Performed in His Majesty's Sloop Chanticleer under the command of the late Captain H. Foster ... From the private journal of ... Webster, Surgeon of the Sloop. London: Samuel Bentley for Richard Bentley, 1834. 2 volumes, 8° (222 x 135mm.). Half-title in vol.II. 7 maps and plates (comprising: 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 5 aquatint plates), 1 wood-engraved illustration of penguins. (Occasional light soiling.) Original cloth-backed boards, paper letterpress labels on backstrips (backstrips and labels rubbed, soiled and chipped). First edition. Conrad p.33; Rosove 344.A1 ('Very scarce'); Spence 1245.
John BYRON. The Narrative of ... Byron ... containing an account of the Great Distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the coast of Patagonia, from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746. London: for S. Baker & G. Leigh and T. Davies, 1768. Half-title. engraved frontispiece. (200mm. tear to upper margin of Q7, just touching text.) Modern half calf, spine gilt. First edition. Spence 238. (5)