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Amid Snowy Wastes Wild Life on the Spitsbergen Archipelago
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Amid Snowy Wastes Wild Life on the Spitsbergen Archipelago

By Seton Gordon

London: Cassell and Company, 1922. pp. xiv, 205; with illustrations by the author. Publisher's blue cloth binding with gillt lettering, very good with a little light general wear. Contents clean and tight, prize plate to the pastedown and name dated 1935 to the front free endpaper, a few spots to the page edges, paper very lightly toned. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Seton Gordon. 8vo. Book.


Wanderings in South America, The North-East of the United States and the Antilles in the Years 1812, 1816, 1820 & 1824

By Waterton

London: B. Fellows, 1828. Title continued - With original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds, &c, for cabinets of Natural History. 8vo. viii, 341 pp.. Contemporary full polished calf with tooled edges. Morocco label on spine which has four raised bands and gilt decoration. Marbled end papers. Engraved frontispiece, this edition does not have the further two engravings. Short cracks to top of hinges. Binding Firm. An element of damp staining to the front end papers. Discreet contemporary sig. Cockling of the paper within the main text of the book. This outstanding work on natural history contains one of the earliest descriptions, with observations, of birds and animals of the tropics, known in greater part only from museum species. The value of Waterton's work rests in the fact that he collected a quantity of poisons (curare) and gives an accurate account of their preparation. Included are instructions for the preservation of the many animal skins he brought back to England. A nice copy.. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.