Travels in Iceland: containing observations on the manners and customs of fhe inhabitants, a description of the lakes, rivers, glaciers, hot-springs and volcanoes; of the various kinds of earths, stones, fossils and petrifactions; as well as of the animals, insects, fishes &c.

By: Olafsson, Eggert & Palsson, Bjarni

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Near fine in slightly marked slip case. A very detailed account of the natural history and topography of Iceland by two Danish visitors who were commissioned to write this account by the Danish Scientific Society (Det kongelige danske Videnskabernes Selskab). Their visit took place between 1752 and 1757, and the book was edited for publication in Danish by an Icelander, Jon Eirikson and a Dane, Gerhard Schoning. Historic map of Iceland on end papers; well illustrated in colour and with line drawings taken both from the original work and from another travel book written by a French explorer, Paul Gaimard, who visited Iceland in 1835 and 1836. Pagination begins on p. 8 but there are 13 printed pages (and two blank ones) preceding that page. The final page is numbered 186.

Title: Travels in Iceland: containing observations on the manners and customs of fhe inhabitants, a description of the lakes, rivers, glaciers, hot-springs and volcanoes; of the various kinds of earths, stones, fossils and petrifactions; as well as of the animals, insects, fishes &c.

Author Name: Olafsson, Eggert & Palsson, Bjarni

Categories: Travel,

Edition: Reprint of English translation first published in 1805

Publisher: Bokaugafan Orn og Orlygur: 1975

Binding: Hard covers in slip case.

Book Condition: V.g.

Seller ID: 4688

Keywords: English 1