THE LAND OF DESOLATION: being a personal narrative of observation…

THE LAND OF DESOLATION: being a personal narrative of observation and adventure in Greenland by HAYES, Isaac I., M.D. < >

THE LAND OF DESOLATION: being a personal narrative of observation and adventure in Greenland

Edition: First US Edition

New York: Harper, 1872. Green bevel-edge pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, bordered in black, brown endpapers. pp 357. [1]. (2. ads), [2], including frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 other wood-engraved illustrations, many full-paged. Two inch narrow black streak on spine, yellowing to page edges, minor fraying at spine ends, else a fine, bright copy, inner hinges not cracked, no owner marks. "Narrative of a visit to Greenland in the steam yacht of the artist William Bradford, 1869. Giving an account of the trip along the coast, from Julianehaab to Melville Bay, with chapters on the Norse ruins, on the settlement of Julianehaab, glaciers, icebergs, fiords, polar bear hunting, Upernavik, Disko Island, Godhavn, etc. With numerous illustrations of local scenes and customs" - Arctic Bibliography 6792. "His (Hayes') third voyage to the Arctic, in 1869, with William Bradford in the Panther, resulted in an accurate and lively sketch of Greenland." DAB VIII, p. 446. Sabin 31021n. ; Octavo

Book ID: 47709
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