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JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO GREENLAND IN THE YEAR 1821.
Whittaker, London 1822 - London: Whittaker, 1822. 4to. 1st edition. viii + 143pp + [1pp]. Folding hand-coloured map, illustrations, 20 lithographic plates, some folding. Half calf, re-spined in period-style, marbled boards. Occasional spotting and a few scattered tide marks. Plates clean. Overall a pleasing copy. Manby accompanied Captain Scoresby on a voyage into the northern Greenland Sea aboard the whaling ship Baffin. He presents a vivid picture of Arctic whaling as practiced during the early part of the 19th Century. The illustrations portray the hazardous occupation of whaling, and the beautiful but dangerous ice forms encountered along the way. Manby invented a harpoon gun (detailed in the appendix), and is remembered for his life-saving apparatus. [AB 10844 referring to the 8vo, 2nd edition of 1823] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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