Lot 1016: William Scoresby THE ARCTIC REGIONS AND THE NORTHERN WHALE FISHERY c1850 Antique English Nautical Travel & Exploration Wood Engraved Frontispiece Small Format
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Arctic Regions and the Northern Whale-Fishery
Author: William Scoresby - Rev Dr William Scoresby FRS FRSE DD (5 October 1789 – 21 March 1857), was an English Arctic explorer, scientist and clergyman. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
Year: c. 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: “The following pages contain, in an abridged and somewhat modified form, the substance of the first volume of Captain Scoresby’s work on the Arctic Regions and the Whale Fishery, Edinburgh, 1820.”
Condition / Notes: This antique small-format volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and illustration on the spine. There is mild external rubbing. The binding is solid. A former owner's inscription appears on the front flyleaf. The wood-engraved frontispiece depicts Spitzbergen. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting.
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