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Narrative of a Second Voyage In Search of a Northwest Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During The Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833

ROSS, Sir John

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Scottish rear admiral and Arctic explorer John Ross, discoverer of the magnetic North Pole on the Boothia Peninsula, recounts his adventures sailing Lancaster Sound, meeting "Esquimaux" (Inuit), encountering "Tempestuous Weather" (ice and snow), bear hunting, his abolition of the use of "spirits" on board ship, Aurora Borealis, building "Snow Huts" (igloos), final return to Britain.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: A. W. Webster
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1835
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxviii, 740. 33 cm. 9 col., 19 b&w plates. Blue cloth hardcover with recovered boards, now soiled. Frontispiece edges professionally repaired. New endpapers. Lacks 1 comparative chart (facing xxv) and folding map. Moderate foxing inside.