SCORESBY (WILLIAM) Journal of a Voyage to a Northern Whale-Fishery, Edinburgh, Archibald Constable, 1823; and another (2)
Lot 12
SCORESBY (WILLIAM) Journal of a Voyage to a Northern Whale-Fishery, Edinburgh, Archibald Constable, 1823; and two others (3)
Sold for £525 (US$ 885) inc. premium
Lot Details
SCORESBY (WILLIAM)
Journal of a Voyage to a Northern Whale-Fishery, half title, 2 folding engraved maps with small tape repairs, 6 folding engraved plates, some offsetting, bookplate of Sir Henry Jardine (knighted in 1825 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh), contemporary half calf, rebacked preserving original spine [Hill 1543; Sabin 78171], 8vo, Edinburgh, Archibald Constable, 1823--Memorials of the Sea. Sabbaths in the Arctic Regions, half title, light foxing, contemporary cloth, 8vo, Longman, Brown, Green, 1850--Zoologist. Whaling and Sealing, a selection of articles on whaling and sealing taken from the Zoologist, with typewritten contents pages and extra blank leaves bound in, irrelevant articles pasted over or cut out, Discovery investigations library stamps throughout, green cloth, 8vo, No Publisher, 1885-1890 (3)

Footnotes

  • The extracts from the Zoologist formed part of the Discovery Investigations' library, Britain's long term government programme that, from 1925, provided scientific data regarding the management of the whaling industry. After alterations were made to Discovery, she embarked upon a number of these scientific cruises and shore-based investigations funded and organised by the British Colonial Office and Discovery Committee respectively. The first investigation, to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, took place between 1925 and 1927.

    Provenance: the late Sidney Gordon Brown (d.2010), a biologist who studied whales and whaling.
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