“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