The Possibility of Approaching the North Pole Asserted. A New Edition. With an Appendix, containing Papers on the Same Subject, and on A North West Passage by Colonel Beaufoy.
Barrington, Hon. Daines.
T. and J. Allman, ( 1818), London
xxiv, 258, (4 pp. publishers catalog). pp. b/w folding map.
This is the second edition of a work first published in 1775, expanded by Beaufoy from that first edition with additional information from whalemen and other early voyagers to the north. Arctic Bib. 1092. A couple of interesting ownership signatures on the title page – “Benjamin Oliver to W. Dalling Capt. ret.” A clean, untrimmed copy, bound in later half calf over marbled boards.