first edition 2 folding maps, 2 folding plates and 4 others. xlii, 472 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
1823 · Edinburgh
by Scoresby, William. Jr.
Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co, 1823. First edition. 2 folding maps, 2 folding plates and 4 others. xlii, 472 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Recent half green morocco and boards. Maps and plates backed with cloth. Leaf A1 crudely repaired at gutter and along edges, occasional traces of smoke in margins. A very good copy. First edition. 2 folding maps, 2 folding plates and 4 others. xlii, 472 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. William Scoresby jr (1789-1857) was the son of the famed Arctic explorer, William Scoresby (1760-1829) and learned to sail while accompanying his father on several of his voyages. That training was put to good use once he starting annual whaling voyages of his own.
"This book is an account of a 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 in quest of magnetic and other scientific observations. Included are descriptions of ice conditions, physical features, ocean currents, and ruins of Eskimo villages" (Hill). Arctic Bib 15614; Jenkins p. 144; Serbin 78171.1; Hill, 1543; Sabin, 78171
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