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Laing, John.
AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO SPITZBERGEN; Containing a Full Description of that Country, of the Zoology of the North, and of the Shetland Isles; With an Account of the Whale Fishery. With an Appendix, Containing Some Important Observations on the Variation of Compass, &c. By a Gentleman of the Navy.
Edinburgh: Waman, 1815. 1st edition. 171pp + [2]. Period-style calf, marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Elaborate tooling in spine compartments, contrasting labels. Fine. Laing served as surgeon aboard the English whaler Resolution with William Scoresby Senior as captain, and William Scoresby Junior as mate. Laing's accounts of whaling are highly regarded. He also reports on Arctic climate and wildlife. [AB 9582] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller [Victoria, BC, Canada]
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