BARROW, JOHN. 1764-1848.
A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions. London: John Murray, 1818.
8vo (207 x 128 mm). , 379, 48 pp. Half-title. Large folding map, 3 woodcut illustrations in appendix II. Quarter morocco and marbled boards. Light fingersoiling to half-title, faint offset to title from portion of map, boards scuffed, light wear to extremities.
Provenance: Charles de Carteret Junr (ownership inscription dated 1828, hand-drawn device to half-title); Richard Archdall Esq. (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of this important history of Arctic voyages, from the Scandinavians in the 11th century, to the expeditions of Parry and Franklin. Barrow was the secretary to the Admiralty and a founder of the Royal Geographical Society. He is the namesake of the Barrow Strait and Point Barrow, Alaska. Hill 67; Lada-Mocarski 76; Sabin 3660.