7 December 2017
MCCLURE, Robert (1807-1873). Capt. M’Clure’s Despatches from Her Majesty’s Discovery Ship, “Investigator,” Off Point Warren and Cape Bathurst. London: John Betts, 1853.
The first edition of McClure’s midvoyage chronicle, reporting on the first three years' progress of the expedition which began in 1850. McClure's crew abandoned ship at Mercy Bay in 1853. He would then continue north and east to meet Belcher's ships and complete the transit of the Northwest Passage. See following lot for more details. Arctic Bib. 10565; Sabin 43074.
Octavo (222 x 140mm). Folding map, 3pp. advertisements, inserted ad slip for “Russia, Turkey and Persia.” Original sewn self-wrappers (lightly soiled). Provenance: John Bonham.
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