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A voyage towards the North Pole : undertaken by His Majesty's command 1773 / by Constantine John Phipps

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Mulgrave, Constantine John Phipps Baron 1744-1792  Search this
Caldwall, James 1739-1819  Search this
D'Auvergne, P.  Search this
Former owner:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Mulgrave, Constantine John Phipps Baron 1744-1792  Search this
Racehorse (Ship)  Search this
Carcass (Ship)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 253, [3] p., [14] folded leaves of plates : ill. (engravings), maps, plan ; 32 cm. (4to)
Electronic resources
Early works to 1800
Spitsbergen Island
Arctic regions
Arctic Ocean
Northeast Passage
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-L⁴ M1 N1 O1 P⁴ Q1 R⁴ S⁸ T⁴ U² X-⁴ -2A⁴ 2B1 2C⁴ 2D1 2E-2N⁴ 2O² 2P1 2Q1.
First edition.
Journal of Phipps, the commander of the expedition of the ships Racehorse and Carcass towards the North Pole. The ships sailed north of Spitzbergen Island but were prevented by fields of ice from advancing further. The Appendix contains observations made in the course of the voyage and descriptions of scientific instruments used on the voyage.
Some of the tables are numbered as pages.
Bowyer's and Nichols's records show 1420 copies printed on royal and 80 copies on 'finest'.
Plates signed: P. D'Auvergne, J. Caldwall, W. Byrne, J. Russell and others.
With a half-title and a final leaf containing 'Directions to the bookbinder'.
ESTC T152604
Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 5043
SCNHRB copy (39088006355085) has bookplate of William Healey Dall. Stamped on 1st front free endpaper: Division of Mollusks Sectional Library.
SCNHRB copy has pencilled notations in Appendix.
SCNHRB copy in original blue paper boards; uncut; housed in an archival cardboard box.
Bookplate: William Healey Dall.
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Call number:
G700 1773 .M92 1774
G700 1773.M9X 1774
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries