Arctic Regions Voyages of Discovery 1846 Sir John Barrow 1st Ed. leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Exploration, Sea Voyages, Arctic Circle, Northwest Passage, North Pole, Polar Exploration).
Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the Several Naval Officers Employed by Sea and Land in Search of the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole, by Sir John Barrow.
Published 1846, London by John Murray.
530 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait. Lacks large folding map at rear (the Chart of Simpson's Strait on bond paper present), otherwise complete.
Period 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is uniformly age toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.