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195: Huish's Last Voyage of Capt. Ross

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Title: The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R.N. Knt., to the Arctic Regions, for the Discovery of a North West Passage; Performed in the Years 1829-30-31-32 and 33. To Which is Prefixed an Abridgement of the former Voyages of Capts. Ross, Parry, and Other Celebrated Navigators to the Northern Latitudes. Compiled from Authentic Information and Original Documents.
Author: Huish, Robert
Description: [2], [ii], 716, 44, +[8] ad pp. 8 engraved plates including frontispiece portrait and additional illustrated title page; folding chart. (8vo) original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Early reprint.Unauthorized account of the Ross expedition, published to provide a "popular priced" substitute for Ross's official publication, from which this was "wholly different," acccording to Sabin. Sabin 33626; Tourville 2219 (both for 1835 Saunders printing).
Heading: zzd(Arctic)Place Published: London
Publisher: George Virtue
Date Published: [after 1835]

Condition

Spine sunned, binding worn, hinges racked; light foxing, a few pencil markings; very good.
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Estimate $100 – $150
Starting Bid $50
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