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A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by his Majesty's Command 1773
London: J. Nourse, 1774. 4to, viii, 253 pp. 3 folding engraved charts, 12 folding plates, 11 folding printed tables. An early polar expedition sponsored by the Royal Society, with Phipps as its leader. Horatio Nelson was a midshipman on the voyage. They got past Spitsbergen before being stopped by the ice, and collected a great deal of scientific data. This is the first edition. Sabin 62572. Hill 1351. Scarce in the trade. Endpapers tanned as usual, otherwise a very good copy in full calf, rebacked.
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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