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1877 - Arctic Expeditions from British and Foreign Shores


SMITH, D. Murray. Arctic Expeditions from British and Foreign Shores from the Earliest Times to The Expedition of 1875-1876. First edition. xvii, 824pp., 26 lithographed plates, (2 in colour) and 2 folding tinted maps (one torn but without any loss). A very good copy in original dark green gilt decorated cloth, all-edges-gilt. Expertly rebacked retaining the original gilt backstrip. Some foxing mainly to the tissue guards, but the plates generally clean. 4to. Edinburgh. Thomas C. Jack (with booksellers’ small name stamp of A & W. Huke, Yarmouth]. 1877.