Phipps | A voyage to the North Pole, 1774
Phipps | A voyage to the North Pole, 1774
Phipps | A voyage to the North Pole, 1774
Phipps | A voyage to the North Pole, 1774
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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Phipps | A voyage to the North Pole, 1774

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Phipps | A voyage to the North Pole, 1774

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:2,250GBP

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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108


PHIPPS, CONSTANTINE JOHN

A voyage towards the North Pole. London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774


FIRST EDITION, 4to (283 x 228mm.), half-title, 15 folding maps and plates, folding letterpress tables, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, red label, marbled endpapers and edges


In the introduction the author provides an historical account of English voyages in search of a north-west passage from the sixteenth century. "This expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass, undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitsbergen... The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman aboard the Carcass, and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill).


LITERATURE:

Hill (2004) 1351; Sabin 62572


PROVENANCE:

George Baillie (1664–1738), engraved armorial bookplate, signature on title; thence by descent to the Earls of Haddington

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