1881 A Polar Reconnaissance: Being the Voyage of the "Isbjörn" to Novaya Zemlya
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Rebound, Uncommon
A fascinating account of the 1879 polar expedition to Novaya Zemlya aboard the "Isbjörn" recounted by British explorer and Royal Navy officer Albert Hastings Markham. The uncommon first edition of this work.
Novaya Zemlya is situated in remote northern Russia. The expedition was lead by Sir Henry Gore Booth to explore the area, and collect plant, animal, and geological specimens. Markham tells of the voyage as well as of past explorations in the Barents Sea, with a discussion on routes to the North Pole.
With appendices on fauna, sea life and ice conditions.
Illustrated with a frontispiece and five full page plates, some illustrations in text. Collated, complete with both folding maps.
Rebound in full cloth binding with titles to the front board and spine, publisher's to the tail of the spine, and new endpapers. Externally lovely with minor shelf wear only. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are generally very clean throughout with only the odd minor spotting to the occasional leaf, and a hint of age toning, as usual. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five full page plates, some illustrations in text. Collated, complete with both folding maps, one with a minor closed tear.
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