(Exploration) 1 Vol. Moss, Edward L. Shores of the Polar Sea: A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6. London: Marcus Ward, 1878. First edition. Folio, original gilt-lettered and decorated, pictorial green cloth, all edges gilt; a little scuffed, slightly dusty. With map, 16 chromolithographic plates, lettered guard sheets, 27 wood engraved illustrations in text. Moderate dust smudging to title page and front matter, mostly marginal internal dust smudging, tear at gutter of page (13)/14, plate 6 loose and a little chipped at fore edge, page 41/42 loose, page 47/48 loose and chipped at fore edge, plate 8 and its lettered guard sheet loose and chipped at fore edge, guard sheet for plate 9 loose and chipped at fore edge. Ex-library: perforated stamp on title page, ink stamp at foot of preface, a few text leaves with perforated stamp, label on front pastedown, call number at foot of spine. Map and plate free of library markings.
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