Lot 1037: James Mason ICE-WORLD ADVENTURES c1876 Antique Arctic Exploration Polar Expeditions Iceland English Expedition 1875 Eskimo
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Ice-World Adventures: or, Voyages and Travels in the Arctic Regions. From the Discovery of Iceland to the English Expedition of 1875.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: James Mason
Publisher: Ward, Lock and Tyler
Year: c. 1876
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 460 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: From the preface: "In the following work an account is given of all the remarkable expeditions made into the Polar World from the discovery of Iceland to the English Expedition of 1875 . . . It is a book which contains, in a more convenient form perhaps than any other, a record of the enterprise of civilised man within the Arctic Circle."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with pictorial paste down, black stamped decoration, and gilt lettering to the front cover, and gilt lettering and black stamped ornamentation to the spine. The volume displays moderate wear, with rubbing to the spine edges and extremities, and scattered soiling. The binding is cracked at the rear hinge. The text block is adorned with gilt edges, and is cracked between pages 336 and 337. Some sections of pages are shaken. The interior of the volume displays occasional foxing, but is otherwise clean and bright, profusely illustrated with plates depicting scenes of polar exploration, equipment used, and portraits of well-known Arctic explorers. Several fold-out plates and a fold-out map are also present. This volume contains an index.
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