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Lot 1161: John Leslie / Robert Jameson / Hugh Murray NARRATIVE OF DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE 1832 Antique Arctic Exploration Polar Expedition Natural Nautical History Whale Fishing Fold-Out Map Decorative Leather Binding
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: 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.
Author: Hugh Murray - Hugh Murray was a Scottish geographer.
Murray's major work was "The Encyclopædia of Geography, a Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political" (London, 1834). He wrote the geographical part; the other sections were astronomy (William Wallace), botany (William Jackson Hooker), geology (Robert Jameson) and zoology (William Swainson). A supplement was published in 1843. The work contained 82 maps and over a thousand woodcuts. It was well received, and an American edition (1843) in three volumes was edited by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), John Leslie - Sir John Leslie was a Scottish mathematician and physicist best remembered for his research into heat., Robert Jameson - Professor Robert Jameson was a Scottish naturalist and mineralogist.
Publisher: Oliver & Boyd
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 488 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: From the preface: "The design of the present work is to exhibit a complete and connected view of the successive voyages made to the Arctic Regions . . . The narrative of these Voyages has been carefully drawn from the most authentic sources by Mr. Murray, whose learned labours in a similar field of research have been already received by the public with no common approbation. The sketch of the Natural History of the Polar Regions, and the account of the Whale-Fishery, have been communicated by the same author; whilst some of the most distinguished men of science in Scotland have lent their aid to illustrate that wonderful order of nature which prevails within the Arctic Circle."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full brown leather, with gilt decoration and black stamped borders to the covers, gilt lettering and decoration to the spine, and four raised bands. The volume shows mild external wear, with light rubbing to the corners and edges, and a few very faint scuffs. The binding is firm, and the hinges have been reinforced with cloth. The text block is adorned with gilt edges. This volume is ornamented with dentelles and marbled endpapers, and a gilt-decorated, leather bookplate reading "Hunter Street Academy, Christmas 1832, C. H. Cornwall" is present to the front paste-down.
The illustrated half-title page displays creasing and a closed edge tear at the bottom edge. The volume is largely clean and bright, with foxing confined to a few pages at the front and rear. This volume contains occasional illustrations, with subjects including whales, whale fishing tools, and native peoples. A fold-out map, displaying mild foxing and creasing, is present at the front.
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