Lot 310 of 627:
Chronologique des Voyages vers le Pole Arctique 1819  

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Title:
Histoire Chronologique des Voyages vers le Pole Arctique

Author:
Barrow, John

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Librairie de Gide Fils

Date:
1819

Description:

2 volumes. [iv], 357; [iv], 336 pp. Folding map frontispiece in Volume 1. (8vo) 20.5x12.5 cm (8x5") period calf-backed marbled boards, spines gilt, black leather labels. First French Edition.

Translated from the English edition of the prior year. "More than any other man not actually employed in its operations, [Barrow] had contributed to the splendid results obtained in the XIXth century. Point Barrow, Cape Barrow, and Barrow Straits in the polar seas, attest to the estimation in which his friendship was held by the explorers of his time" (D.N.B.) Sabin 3361. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Rosny in each volume.


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Condition:
Bindings lightly worn; some light foxing within; very good.


 
Item number:
281346
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