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'.
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.