By William Scoresby
London   James Nisbet
7.5" by 4.5" viii, 393pp
A first edition of the account of his voyages by William Scoresby, the English scientist, clergyman, and Arctic explorer.
By William Scoresby

1835 Memorials of the Sea

London   James Nisbet
7.5" by 4.5" viii, 393pp
A first edition of the account of his voyages by William Scoresby, the English scientist, clergyman, and Arctic explorer.
£2,400.00
: 0.75kgs / : EXP3-C-12

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First Edition, Original Binding

The work includes his account of the so-called Mary Russell murders, in which during a cargo run to Barbados by the ship of that name the Captain murdered seven of his crew. He bound them to the floor and systematically killed them with a crowbar and axe. Also included are: Sabbaths in the Arctic Regions Loss of the Esk Whaler A Glance at Iceland (A Glance at Iceland had previously been published in 'Winter's Wreath') Scoresby was introduced to exploring the Northern latitudes by his father, who was a whaler. For twenty one years Scoresby held the record for the highest latitude obtained: 81°30' N. lat. (19° E. long). Has been bound without contents pages ix and x Inserted in the book is a note to one Mrs Pearce from the Rev. A. Crookes Hull. It informs her of the settling of her accounts, and in dated 20/12/43.

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In half calf with marbled boards. Externally sound, with some rubbing to the extremities and spine. Marking to the boards. With a contemporary ink inscription to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly cockled but otherwise generally clean and bright. Lacking contents pages ix and x.

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