The North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle
John Murray, London. 1821, First Edition. Hardcover. Complete: all issues of this extraordinary 'newspaper': No. 1 - Monday, November 1, 1819 to No XXI - Monday, March 20, 1820. Captain William Parry's expedition to the North, together with esteemed scientist and geophysist Edward Sabine (who had been detailed to study the earth's magnetism). However, they lay encased in ice from November 1819 to March 1820. To boost morale (as to be seen nearly a century later, with the 'Wipers Times') in these uncomfortable circumstances, Captain Edward Sabine founded and edited a weekly magazine, which ran for twenty-one issues and was made available to the wider world in 1821. Offering jokes, poems, stories and thinly disguised gossip, the members of the expedition contributed to the magazine with enthusiasm (after having first thawed their ink). This little book offers unique insight into what polar exploration in the nineteenth century was actually like. A most pleasing copy of this bound first edition of the public release. Half leather. The marbled boards are much worn, scuffed, marked. The leathered corners and spine also have much wear and scuffing. They, and the boards, are secure and characterful. Excellent marbled end papers. The contents - especially taking their age into account - are in most gratifying condition. They are firm, healthy, clean, clear, amiable, assured, congenial, companionable, most thrilling and engaging. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
Chapter 1Professional seller
Book number: 31jc
USD 390.00 [Appr.: EURO 321.75 | £UK 286 | JP¥ 40457]