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ROSS, John.
A Voyage of Discovery, made under the orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander...

London: John Murray, 1819.
Abbey Travel 634; Hill p.261; Sabin 73376; Prideaux 255, 350; Chavanne 4909; Staton & Tremaine 1152; Bobins 60.
London: John Murray, 1819.

FIRST EDITION. Quarto, 25 plates, some folding, 15 with hand coloured aquatints, several charts, most folding. Contemporary polished tan calf, gilt filets and tooled in blind to boards, raised bands in gilt to spine, black leather labels, lettered in gilt to spine, decorative spine compartments. Bookplates to front pastedown. Coloured endpapers. Coloured plates in order: 1. Gardie House, the residence of William Mouat Esq. 2. Passage through the Ice, June 16th, 1818. 3. A remarkable Iceberg. 4. Island of Disco and Icebergs (folding plate). 5. Kallie, a Woman of Greenland. 6. A remarkable Iceberg. 7. Crews of the Isabella and Alexander. Saving a passage through the Ice. 8. Cape Melville and Melville's Monument. 9. Perilous situation of the Isabella and Alexander, Aug 7th, 1818. 10. First communication with the Natives of Prince Regents Bay (folding plate). 11. Arctic Highlander. Ervick, a Native of Prince Regents Bay. 12. Crimson Cliffs. A view of coloured snow (folding plate). 13. Petoowack. Formation of an Iceberg. 14. View of the Islands in Wolstenholme Sound (folding plate). 15. Coburg Bay, Cape Leopold & Princess Charlotte's Monument. 16. Cape Byam Martin, Possession Mount, and Cape Fanshaw, discovered Sept 1st, 1818 by H.M.S Isabella. 17. Sir George Hope's Monument and Land, on the North side of Lancaster Bay / Lancaster Sound, as seen from H.M.S. Isabella. 18. A Sledge Dog of the Arctic / Head of a White Bear. 19. A Bear plunging into the sea. 20. Xeme (bird).