London: John Murray, 1818. ,379pp. plus 48pp. appendix. Lacks half title. Contemporary calf, stamped in gilt, spine gilt, a.e.g. Outer hinges cracked but holding. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Light scattered foxing and toning. Very good. Barrow's compilation of Arctic voyages. Barrow was an avid supporter of Arctic navigation and this early publication illustrates his passion for exploration of the mysterious region. "The object of this work is to present in very abridged form the chronological history, from early times to 1818, of voyages into the Arctic regions and of the attempts to find a passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific" - Lada-Mocarski. "More than any other man not actually engaged in Arctic discovery, he contributed to the splendid results obtained in the 19th century. Point Barrow, Cape Barrow, and Barrow Straits, in the polar seas, attest the estimation in which his friendship was held by the explorers" - DNB. SABIN 3660. LADA-MOCARSKI 76. TPL 4846. (Inventory #: WRCAM50599)
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