Lot 1309: R M Ballantyne THE WORLD OF ICE 1894 Antique Scottish Arctic Exploration Novel Children's Literature Boys Nautical Travel Chromolithograph Frontispiece & Illustrated Title Page Dolphin Polar
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The World of Ice or the Whaling Crusie of "The Dolphin" and Adventures of Her Crew in the Polar Regions
Author: R. M. Ballantyne - Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books. He was also an accomplished artist, and exhibited some of his water-colors at the Royal Scottish Academy. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
City: London / Edinburgh / New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 327 pages plus publisher's catalog
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is an adventure novel about Arctic exploration, aimed at young boys.
Condition / Notes: This is "a new edition" of this work. The antique volume is bound in red cloth covers bearing stamped gilt and black lettering/illustration. There is light rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The binding is solid. The interior is in excellent condition, with a well-preserved chromolithograph frontispiece and illustrated additional title page. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work contains a publisher's catalog following the text.
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