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Seven Log-Books The Arctic Voyages of Captain William Scoresby - 1916 - Whaling
Seven Log-Books Concerning The Arctic Voyages of Captain William Scoresby - 1916 - Whaling This auction is for: Scoresby, William Sr. Seven Log-Books Concerning the Arctic Voyages of Captain William Scoresby, Senior of Whitby, England. ... N. Y.: Explorers Club, 1916-1917. Extra No. 10, of a printing of 300 + 22 extra Copies. 8 volumes. 41.1 cm., thin folio. Illus., maps, Original marbled boards, some chipping to heads and heels of spines, as is alwas the case. One cover is detached. Some damp staining throughout. A good copy of a rare and fragile work. FIRST EDITION. The set consists of an Introductory Brochure edited by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh and seven facsimile logbooks of William Scoresby, Sr., (1760-1829). Beginning in 1786, the logbooks include fourteen of the thirty voyages made by Scoresby, "probably the most successful whaler and ice navigator that ever lived.: They are primarily to the area around Spitsbergen and eastern Greenland, and the logs form a most important record of early Arctic whaling, navigation and exploration. Scoresby was the first after Hudson to trace the eastern coast of Greenland, and the first to draw an accurate map of the area. He was also inventor of the top-gallant "Crow's nest," the ice drill, and numerous articles of whaling equipment. This facsimile was produced for free distribution to libraries, and was not published; this set is unusual in that it bears no library markings. Check out the pictures as they show the state of preservation of the books you will receive. Remember my return policy: If you don't like it, send it back for a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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