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VERY RARE - SCARCE EDITION - RARE FIRST EDITION
FINE ORIGINAL LEATHER BINDING - RARE FIRST EDITION WITH AQUATINT PLATES
O’REILLY’S VOYAGE TO DAVIS STRAIT AND GREENLAND
AND MUCH MATERIAL ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A NORTHWEST PASSAGE

GREENLAND, THE ADJACENT SEAS, AND
THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Illustrated in a Voyage to Davis's Strait
During the Summer of 1817
by
BERNARD O'REILLY

LONDON: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1818 [published date: 1818]. Rare First edition. 4to. 11.25" x 8.5" inches (LxB). Pp. vi, (2), 293 pages + 18 plates (12 aquatints, 6 engraved plates), 3 engraved maps (2 folding). The book is based on observations made by the author's observations while on a whaling ship in 1817. O'Reilly was the ship's doctor and surgeon; he provides descriptions of Greenland, the manners and customs of the native inhabitants, the arctic ice, arctic zoology, whaling, and an account of the quest for the Northwest Passage. Rare First edition, with engraved frontispiece map, two folding engraved maps, and 18 aquatint and line-engraved plates of views, native inhabitants, wildlife, and arctic weather phenomena. “Based on observations made by the author while surgeon on a whaling ship; also (without acknowledgement) on the then-unpublished work of Sir Charles Lewis Giesecke and others… It contains chapters on the ancient history of Greenland, its natives, on arctic zoology, whaling, a Northwest Passage, Disko, etc.” (Arctic Bibliography 12852). Sabin 57576. Abbey, Travel 633. A desirable copy of this scarce title in contemporary leather binding with marbled boards. Abbey Travel I,633; BM(NH) III,p.1476; Sabin 57576; Staton & Tremaine 1125. An extremely desirable copy of a landmark in Botanical book illustration. A classic work. There are numerous close-up pictures of the contents given below; please click on them for a detailed description (See Scans below). Please take some time to view the 50+ pictures in detail, in order to gain a full idea of the contents and condition.

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CONDITION REPORT: A rare book in a Fine original contemporary 3/4 calf leather binding over marbled boards, gilt ruled spine with 5 raised bands & gilt lettering in the 2nd compartment (See Scans below), some wear/tear, scuffing to covers, spine, ends & corners (See Scans below), pages-plates with some age toning, minor spotting-soiling, are clean & bright (See Scans below), the binding is tight & intact (See Scans below). The leather is smooth & supple to the touch. (See Scans below). Note: Prelims a bit foxed (See Scans below). There are many close-up pictures for your kind perusal. Please click on any of the 50+ images above & below in the listing for enlarged close-up pictures of details, virtues & flaws (See Scans below).


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