M’CORMICK, Robert.

Voyages of discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas,


Voyages of discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas,
and round the world: being personal narratives of attempts to reach the North and South Poles; and of an open-boat expedition up the Wellington Channel in search of Sir John Franklin and Her Majesty’s ships “Erebus” and “Terror,” in Her Majesty’s boat “Forlorn hope,” under the command of the author.
London, Sampson Low, 1884

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“Very scarce” – Rosove.

This work, published when the author was eighty-four, was based upon his diaries and covers three expeditions: Ross’ Antarctic expedition, on which McCormick was surgeon with the botanist Joseph Hooker as assistant surgeon; Parry’s 1827 North Pole expedition; and the voyage to Wellington Channel in search of Franklin in 1852-53, including the boat expedition under his own command.


First edition. 2 volumes octavo, xx, 432; xii, 412 pp., with 16-page “publisher’s memorandum” and “opinions of the press,” not present in all copies, 62 full-page plates (5 folding), 2 maps (1 folding), illustrations in text, modern blue half morocco gilt, original upper covers bound-in, a very handsome set.


Rosove 221.A1; Spence 747.


Stock ID: 96899