Adventures in the Polar Region Fast in the Ice 1866 Ballantyne children's bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Adventure Books, Polar Exploration, Inuit Peoples, 19th Century Books, Books for Children).
Fast in the Ice. Or Adventures in the Polar Regions, by R.M. Ballentyne.
Published 1866, Philadelphia by Davis, Porter & Coates.
144 pages. Text in English. Complete with four line engraved illustrations.
Period publisher's cloth binding, elaborate gilt spine decorations, embossed covers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents clean with some light scattered spotting.
Early owner's inscription: Francis E... Greenville. Feb. 10th 1868.
Scarce early printing of this polar juvenile adventure story. The plates show Arctic explorers fighting a polar bear, a ship stuck in deep ice, a man on a walrus hunt, and a scene amidst an Eskimo village.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 3/8" H x 4 1/2" W.