Journal of a voyage to Greenland in the year 1821. With graphic illustrations. George William Manby.
Journal of a voyage to Greenland in the year 1821. With graphic illustrations
Journal of a voyage to Greenland in the year 1821. With graphic illustrations
Journal of a voyage to Greenland in the year 1821. With graphic illustrations
Journal of a voyage to Greenland in the year 1821. With graphic illustrations

Journal of a voyage to Greenland in the year 1821. With graphic illustrations

London: printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1822. First edition, 4to, pp. vii, 143, [1]; 1 hand-colored folding map; 20 lithographic plates, 1 folding; other illustrations throughout; contemporary quarter calf with marbled boards; rebacked with gilt fillets and morocco label; covers a bit rubbed; otherwise very good. Account of a Greenland whaling voyage taken with Scoresby aboard the Baffin into the northern Greenland Sea. Manby's narrative includes much whaling activity and description of Arctic wildlife. The book also contains an appendix in which Manby describes a gun-harpoon of his own invention, and its superiority over older harpoons. This work is especially notable for its lively and well-executed lithograph illustrations depicting whaling operations, the lithographs among the earliest for English lithography. The lithographs and folding map are in excellent condition, fresh and bright. AB 10844; Jenkins, p. 123; Sabin 44195. Item #56978

Price: $4,500.00

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