SNOW (WILLIAM PARKER) A Two Years' Cruise off Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate: A Narrative of the Southern Seas, 2 vol., 1857
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SNOW (WILLIAM PARKER) A Two Years' Cruise off Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate: A Narrative of the Southern Seas, 2 vol., 1857
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Lot Details
SNOW (WILLIAM PARKER)
A Two Years' Cruise off Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate: A Narrative of the Southern Seas, 2 vol., first edition, 6 chromolithographed plates, 3 folding engraved maps partially hand-coloured in blue wash, spotting, modern half calf [Borba de Moraes, p.817; Sabin 85559; Spence 1141], 8vo, Longman, Brown, 1857

Footnotes

  • A life-long adventurer Snow (1817-1895) first went to the Arctic in the Prince Albert, as part of Charles Codrington Forsyth's expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. In 1854 he commanded the Allen Gardiner, a vessel commissioned from the Patagonian Missionary Society, in a voyage to the Falkland Islands, where he resided for two years. His book records explorations in the Falklands, Tierra del Fuego and the southern oceans. "The book earned him a little money, but most of it was squandered on a costly three-year court action against the missionary society" (Howgego).
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