Barrow, John A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic regions; Undertaken Chiefly of the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West, or Polar Passage Between the Atlantic and Pacific
Publisher: John Murray, London;
Date of Publication: 1818
Stock Code: 4149
FIRST EDITION. Octavo. viii, 379 pp, , 48 (Appendix) . Fold-out map; engravings to Appendix. Book Condition: Near Fine. Modern full brown calf with five raised bands, maroon and black leather labels, gilt titles and decoration to spine and blind ruling to boards. New endpapers. Minor scuffing to boards; a little scattered foxing, mainly to prelims. Stamp of South Shields Master Mariners' Asylum to title page, map and final leaf; no annotation or inscriptions. First edition of this early work on Arctic voyages and exploration, from the time of the Vikings up to publication. Scarce.