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Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c by Uno von Troil - 1st Edition - 1780 - from E C Books (SKU: 032599)

Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c

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Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c

by Uno von Troil

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  • hardcover
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London: W Richardson in the Strand; also J Robson in New Bond Street, and N Conant in Fleet Street, 1780 A fair copy of the 1st English edition of Uno von Troil's account of his visit to Iceland with Joseph Banks and Dr Solander in 1772. It was first published in Uppsala in 1777 and the English version is taken from the German translation of 1779. Dr Von Troil studied divinity, oriental and northern languages and antiquities. He was introduced to Dr Banks when he was staying in England. The book is in the form of correspondence and contains a wealth of observation from the visit. It is bound in tree calf, which may be contemporary, and the spine has highly decorative gilt compartments and title label. The spine is splitting at the hinges and is held by the ties and by reinforcement at the front endpaper joint. There is scuffing and wear, particularly to corners. There is a pencil signature to the fep. Contents: title; contents; introduction; catalogue of writers on Iceland (xxvi); folding map; text pp 1-400 with frontispiece bound in at p 257 (next to the relevant text section). There is some browning to the side of the title and to the final leaf, and the map has a small repair at the attachment. Contents very clean with the occasional light mark.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032599
Title
Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c
Author
Uno von Troil
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W Richardson in the Strand; also J Robson in New Bond Street, and N Conant in Fleet Street
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1780
Keywords
uno von troill; iceland; joseph banks; early iceland; hot springs
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY; NATURAL HISTORY;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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