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Graah's Expedition to the East Coast of Greenland (1837) Owned by Robert FitzRoy

$1,500.00

Narrative of an Expedition to the East Coast of Greenland in Search of the Lost Colonies by Captain Wilhelm August Graah of the Royal Danish Navy. Published in London by John W. Parker in 1837 for the Royal Geographical Society of London. Translated from Danish into English by G. Gordon Macdougall. Half green leather and blue cloth hardcover. Embossed in gold on the spine. 

Includes the original Danish chart completed by the expedition.

The explorer William Parry is mentioned as a member of the party on the map. Signed in pen and with notes in pencil by Robert FitzRoy, captain of the HMS Beagle and friend of Charles Darwin. FitzRoy won a gold medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 1837, when this book for the society was published. He had just returned from the HMS Beagle's second voyage with Darwin. 

In very good condition. Some fading on the spine and the tops of the cover. Some leather is stripped from the bottom right hand corner of the front cover. A bit of wear on the corners but overall the covers are in good shape. A bit of foxing on pages, especially on the flyleaves. Map has a one and a half inch rip on the fold but is otherwise clean. The great majority of pages are very clean.

199 pp.

This book measures 8 1/2 H x 5 1/2 W x 3/4 D inches, and weighs 1 pound 1/2 ounce.

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