Sale 16BP02 | Lot 47

MOSS, EDWARD LAWTON Shores of the Polar Sea. A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
MOSS, EDWARD LAWTON  Shores of the Polar Sea. A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6.

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Lot 47
MOSS, EDWARD LAWTON Shores of the Polar Sea. A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6. London: Marcus Ward, 1878. Firs...
London: Marcus Ward, 1878. First edition. Publisher's decorated cloth. 19 x 13 inches (48 x 34 cm); color map and 16 mounted chromolithograph plates, each with a description leaf printed in red, illustrations within the text, title in black and red. The binding rubbed and with exposed corners, a tear across headcap and a split joint, chipping to endpapers and edges of map which is disbound and laid-in, other leaves becoming disbound, hinges strengthened, old booklabel, the plates clean.
Edward Moss was a surgeon on the Alert during Nares' 1875-6 Arctic voyage but also acted as artist for the expedition, and this volume contains fine chromolithographed plates in vivid color.


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