Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits,


Journal of a Voyage in Baffin’s Bay and Barrow Straits,
in the Years 1850-1851, performed by H.M. Ships “Lady Franklin” and “Sophia,” under the Command of Mr. William Penny, in Search of the Missing Crews of H.M. Ships Erebus and Terror: with a Narrative of Sledge Excursions on the Ice of Wellington Channel; and Observations on the Natural History and Physical Features of the Countries and Frozen Seas visited.
London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852.

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Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits,


Sutherland was a Scottish physician on board the Sophia, one of the ships on a Franklin Search expedition under the command of William Penny. The expedition was charged with searching Jones Sound and the Wellington Channel, as well as Barrow Strait. Blocked by ice in several places, the ships joined Austin’s Resolute and Assistance at Beechey Island, and went on to winter in Assistance Bay, close to Sir John Ross’s Felix and Mary expedition.


First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, I: lii, 506, [2 (publishers’ advertisements)], 32 (publishers’ advertisements), II: vii, [1 (blank)], 363, [1 (blank)], ccxxxiii, [1 (imprint)] pp., in all 6 lithographs (of which 4 in colour), 2 hand-coloured folding maps, and numerous woodcut topographical sketches in text, with an additional illustration facing p. 70, vol. II; maps torn at creases, a few short creases or tears to corners; modern calf-backed boards with marbled sides, spines gilt in compartments, gilt red morocco lettering-pieces in one, gilt green morocco lettering-pieces in another, others with gilt centre-pieces, dated directly in gilt at foot; a very good copy.

Provenance: early pencil marginal annotations – J. Raymond Edinger, Jr (bookplates to upper pastedowns).


Books in Ice 3.13; Sabin 93963.


Stock ID: 97556