Book Description

First edition. 8vo. pp. [xi], 279; map frontis., 4 eng. plates, 2 illusts. to text; spotting to map, occasional spotting, browning to leaves at pp. 214-5, else a good untrimmed copy in later quarter roan, recently rebacked. Provenance: From the library of Arctic explorer Donald B. Macmillan, with his attractive ex-libris to front pastedown.
Dealer Notes
Chappell served on the Royal Naval ship Rosamund, and in 1814 sailed with two Hudson’s Bay Company ships and a Moravian mission brig across the Atlantic. Chappell visited York Factory on Hudson Bay; his narrative provides a record of the Eskimos he met in the region. This copy once belonged to Donald Baxter Macmillan, the American Arctic explorer who joined Peary’s North Pole expedition and subsequently travelled many times to the Arctic.
Author Chappell, Edward.
Date 1817
Binding Hardback - later calf-backed cloth
Publisher London: J. Mawman
Condition See below
Pages pp. [xi], 279

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