Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions With Illustrations of Their ...

Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions With Illustrations of Their Climate, Geology and Natural History, and an Account of the Whale-Fishery

Leslie, Jameson & Murray

Published by New York, Harper & Brothers, 1836
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA (Southworth, WA, U.S.A.)

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. 1st Stereotyped Edition. 16mo - 15.9cm. (3), 373pp. Fold-out "Chart of the Polar Seas" as frontispiece plus 13 engraved plates and one vignette. Publisher's printed stiff boards with black lettering and ruling on front cover and spine. Some wear to extremities but other wise a very good+ and complete copy. Interior with light intermittent foxing, prior owner's script signature and dated Feb. 6, 1839 on second blank front fly leaf. An unusually nice and complete copy of a Scarce publication. Arctic Bibliography 9945. A chronicle of broad scope and appeal, intended "to exhibit a complete and connected view of successive voyages to the Arctic regions" to time of publication. Contains chapters on the climate of the Polar Regions, the animal and vegetation life, ancient voyages to the North, voyages in search of Northeast, Northwest Passages and the North Pole, with concluding chapters on the northern whale fishery and Arctic geology. Bookseller Inventory # MTT.815

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Title: Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the ...

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers

Publication Date: 1836

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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