London: Richard Bentley, 1843. Folding Map, 5 Plates (2 folding). First Edition. Leather Binding. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Very Good. Item #005515717
First edition, complete with engraved folding map and 5 plates (2 lithograph, 3 engraved), of which two are folding. Bound in later brown morocco, spine titled in gilt, all edges gilt (minor rubbing; neat 19th-century inscription on title page ("Boston May 22 85").final contents leaf ix/x has marginal reinforcement; some minor foxing and smudges to text). There is some foxing to the frontis and the Walruses plate; the Magdalena folding plate has some minor nicks to blank outer margin; the golding map has some browning and separation at one fold (at top where it reads "Field Ice") with minor loss at fold. Rare complete copy of the first edition of this sssential polar narrative.