Sir John Leslie, R. Jameson, and H. Murray: Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions: with Illustration of Their Climate, Geology, and Natural History; and an Account of the Whale-Fishery (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1830), 424 pages, First Edition. 12mo, engraved plates, plus many plates and illustrations in the text, folding map, in contemporary quarter roan, raised bands, gilt titles, marbled boards, some wear at the edges, paper tanned, the plates (not the map or text) are heavily foxed, the front board detached. It is an interesting antique exploration narrative. The book contains information on Arctic weather, salinity of the waters, temperature ranges, and wildlife. The book is also contains a lengthy chapter on whale hunting and information on whale behavior and anatomy. With several detailed sections on early Arctic explorations.

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