11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
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2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

(Arctic Exploration)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM


(Arctic Exploration), Eleven uniformly bound volumes, comprising: two Franklin, John, Sir (1786-1847), Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, 1823, with thirty plates and four folding maps, and Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea, 1828, with thirty-one plates and six folding maps, both London: John Murray; two Ross, John, Sir (1777-1856), A Voyage of Discovery...for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, London: John Murray, 1819, with thirty-one maps and plates (many folding), and Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, London: A.W. Webster, 1835, two volumes (including Appendix); Phipps, Constantine John, Baron Mulgrave (1744-92),
A Voyage towards the North Pole, London, 1774, first edition, with three folding maps, twelve plates and ten folding tables, bound together with O'Reilly, Bernard, Greenland, the Adjacent Seas, and the Northwest Passage..., London: 1818, with frontis map, two folding maps and eighteen plates; Back, George, Sir (1796-1878), Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition..., London: John Murray, 1836, with map and thirteen (of 14) plates; and four Parry, William Edward, Sir (1790-1855), Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage..., 1821, the second edition, Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage..., 1824, Appendix to Captain Parry's Journal of a Second Voyage..., 1825, Journal of a Third Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage..., 1826, all London: John Murray; all volumes uniformly bound with gilt-tooled three-quarter navy blue morocco, 4to, (lightly bumped, some scuffing to leather, light shelf wear, scattered spotting, soiling, and toning).
Estimate $14,000-16,000

Please note that the Ross second voyage is lacking two plates, 13 and 18; appendi lacks portrait frontis. A few scattered supplied plates from other copies.


John Murray, London, Polar Sea, Franklin, Constantine John, Adjacent Seas, Greenland, Parry, William Edward