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Printed for Archibald Constable. Edinburgh. 1823 1st Edition. Two large folding maps sympathetically repaired along crease lines. Two folding plates, and four single-page plates with some foxing. Edges rubbed with some minor soilng. Bindings fine leather and marbled end boards. Some foxing evident to text and plates. Offsetting of maps & plate, larger maps. Sympathetically rebound gilt-ruled brown calf over marbled boards, spine gilt-decorated and embossed between gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt lettered brown morocco spine label. 472 pp. 220 x 130 mmEnglishman William Scoresby, Junior (1789-1857) was the son of William Scoresby (1760-1829), a highly successful whaler and fleet owner. This book is an account of the voyage in which several weeks were spent in whaling and in the exploration of the Scoresby Sound region in a search for Eskimo settlements and for magnetic and other observations. Included are descriptions of ice conditions, physical features, ocean currents, and ruins of Eskimo dwellings. Arctic Bibliography - 15614. Hill, p. 566 (& see p. 270). Jenkins, p. 144. Sabin 78171.

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