Item #58395 Arctic voyages; being an account of discoveries in the North Polar Seas, in 1818, 1819, & 1820. With an account of the Esquimaux people. Compiled from the most authentic sources
Arctic voyages; being an account of discoveries in the North Polar Seas, in 1818, 1819, & 1820. With an account of the Esquimaux people. Compiled from the most authentic sources
Arctic voyages; being an account of discoveries in the North Polar Seas, in 1818, 1819, & 1820. With an account of the Esquimaux people. Compiled from the most authentic sources

Arctic voyages; being an account of discoveries in the North Polar Seas, in 1818, 1819, & 1820. With an account of the Esquimaux people. Compiled from the most authentic sources

London: printed for C. J. G. & F. Rivington, 1831. 12mo, pp. [5], iv, 5-172; 3 woodcut plates and vignette title page; original black roan-backed marbled-paper boards; bound by F. Remnant, Paternoster Row; gilt lettering on spine; marbled paper faded; hinges worn; old shelf sticker on spine; very good. The front advertisement states that this work was "originally prepared and published by the "Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in Ireland, held in Kildare Place, Dublin," [and] has been reprinted by their permission, and illustrated with new cuts, for the use of The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge." The work is a fictitious dialogue between a Mr. Jones, his young sons William and Patrick, and a Mr. Mackey, who recently returned from an Arctic expedition. The party members discuss the voyages of recent years, their purpose, the native inhabitants, and how to survive the harsh conditions. Arctic Bibliography 656. Item #58395

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