Item #012162 Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]. Henry J. Pearson, Colonel H. W. Feilden.
Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]
Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]
Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]
Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]
Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]
Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]
Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]

Beyond Petsora Eastward. Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea [Arctic Exploration]

London: R.H. Porter, 1899. First Edition, First Printing. A Near Fine Hardcover. Green cloth decoratively stamped and titled in gilt with beveled edges. 24 by18.5 cm.; 9.5 by 7.25 inches 8vo; xiv, 335 pages. Illustrated with a color frontispiece on card stock of the eggs of Little Stint; numerous plates [88] from photographs, and 2 folding maps. First Edition, First Printing.

The Bindings are tight and square. light foxing to edges of text block. Text clean, Light even toning and minor occurrences of offsetting. Minimal shelf handling wear.

With appendices "On The Botany and Geology" by Colonel H.W. Feilden. (1838-1921) Includes notes on glacial deposits in Green Harbour Spitsbergen p 255

Near Fine / No Dust Jacket. Item #012162

A remarkable account of an ambitious project, this book forms part of the nineteenth-century genre of scientific travel literature and contains still-relevant information about the Arctic environment.

In 1895, naturalists Henry J. Pearson and Colonel H. W. Feilden sailed to Norway seeking to study Arctic bird life, geology and botany. Full of humor this collection of their diary entries and papers reads like a novel.

Pearson's diary describes his ornithological findings and the other noteworthy features of their voyages: the process of catching a whale, their own less than ideal ship, and the many difficulties of traveling in the often inhospitable and little-explored North.

Feilden focuses on geology and botany in three technical papers accompanied by his own photographs.

REF Arc Bib 25015; Hathi; Trove; Conway 325

Price: $495.00