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* ARMSTRONG, Alexander, Sir (1818-1899). A Personal Narrative of the Discovery of the North-West Passage; with Numerous Incidents of Travel and Adventure during nearly five years' continuous service in the Arctic Regions while in search of the Expedition under Sir John Franklin. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1857.
8vo (219 x 133 mm). Tinted lithographed frontispiece; lithographed folding map hand-colored in wash and outline (a few reinforcements along folds). 19th-century half red calf, marbled boards (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Earl of Inniskillen (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, written by the surgeon and naturalist on Robert M'Clure's Franklin search expedition aboard the HMS Investigator. For this work Armstrong was awarded the Gilbert Blane gold medal for the best journal kept by surgeons in the Royal Navy. Arctic Bibliography 682; Chavanne 1540; Hill 34; Sabin 2017; TPL 3408.