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Auction archive: Lot number 163

PALMER, James Croxall (1811-1883).

Estimate
US$600 - US$800
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 163

PALMER, James Croxall (1811-1883).

Estimate
US$600 - US$800
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

* PALMER, James Croxall (1811-1883). Thulia: A Tale of the Antarctic. New York: Samuel Colman 1843. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, and 11 engravings (2 full-page). (Foxing.) Original publisher's dark brown cloth (recased preserving original endpapers, spine slightly worn). FIRST EDITION of the "earliest published Antarctic poetry" (Rosove). This delightful work recalls Palmer's time under the command of Charles Wilkes in the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. He was aboard the U.S.S. Flying-Fish which achieved the highest southern latitude to date. "The ice, the piles of ice, arrayed / In forms of awful grandeur still; But all their terrors how they fade, / Before proud man's sublimer will" (p. 36). The appendix is a prose description, "Antarctic adventures of the United States' schooner Flying-Fish, in 1839". Conrad p. 53; Haskell 186; Renard 1188; Rosove 246.A2c; Spence 890. Estimate $600-800

Auction archive: Lot number 163
Auction:
Datum:
15 Mar 2019
Auction house:
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago IL 60607
United States
info@lesliehindman.com
+1 (0)312 280 1212
Beschreibung:

* PALMER, James Croxall (1811-1883). Thulia: A Tale of the Antarctic. New York: Samuel Colman 1843. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, and 11 engravings (2 full-page). (Foxing.) Original publisher's dark brown cloth (recased preserving original endpapers, spine slightly worn). FIRST EDITION of the "earliest published Antarctic poetry" (Rosove). This delightful work recalls Palmer's time under the command of Charles Wilkes in the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. He was aboard the U.S.S. Flying-Fish which achieved the highest southern latitude to date. "The ice, the piles of ice, arrayed / In forms of awful grandeur still; But all their terrors how they fade, / Before proud man's sublimer will" (p. 36). The appendix is a prose description, "Antarctic adventures of the United States' schooner Flying-Fish, in 1839". Conrad p. 53; Haskell 186; Renard 1188; Rosove 246.A2c; Spence 890. Estimate $600-800

Auction archive: Lot number 163
Auction:
Datum:
15 Mar 2019
Auction house:
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago IL 60607
United States
info@lesliehindman.com
+1 (0)312 280 1212
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