Journal of a Voyage to Australia and round the World, for Magnetical Research.Edited by Archibald Smith

By: SCORESBY, The Rev. W

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Journal of a Voyage to Australia and round the World, for Magnetical Research.Edited by Archibald Smith by SCORESBY, The Rev. W
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London, Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, Paternoster Row, 1859. Ferguson. 15510. " The voyage was undertaken by Dr. Scoresby in the Ship Royal Charter, with the object of observing the changes which take place in the magnetic state of an iron ship proceeding from a northern to a southern magnetic latitude, and of deciding certain questions as to the best mode of correcting the deviations of the compass in such a ship..."To the love of science and the devotion to the cause of humanity which led Dr. Scoresby to undertake this voyage at an advanced age of his life, he may be said to have fallen martyr. He did not live to prepare his journal for the press..." The author was also noted author of books on the whale fisheries of Greenland. First Edition; 8vo; pp. xlviii, 96, 315(Pagination is not continuous, i.e. pp 1-96 , on magnetical Research followed by pp. 1-315 narrative of the Voyage); portrait frontispiece, folding chart showing the Track of the Royal Charter in her voyage to Port Phillip text tables, bound in early worn half calf, raised bands, decoration and title in gilt on spine, worn marbled boards and edges, leather starting to split on tip spine edges however binding is still tight, light foxing to first and last few pages, bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, a good attractive copy.

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