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JAMES CROXALL PALMER (1811-1883)

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JAMES CROXALL PALMER (1811-1883) Thulia: A Tale of the Antarctic. New York: Samuel Colman, 1843. 8° (227 x 147mm.) Half-title. Wood-engraved plate and 11 illustrations (2 full-page). (Some spotting.) Original dark green cloth, blocked in gilt and blind, cream glazed-paper endleaves, g.e. (slight scuffing to extremities, slight rodent damage to foredge of lower cover). PROVENANCE: Mrs J.W. Spaulding (Minneapolis, inscription '42° below zero this morning', dated 15 January 1888). FIRST EDITION of the 'earliest published Antarctic poetry' (Rosove). This delightful work was published in a presentation binding of morocco and the present trade cloth. It recalls the work of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. According to Rosove this work is difficult to find in good condition: 'the vast majority of extant copies are worn or soiled, and the paper is usually foxed, often severely'. Conrad p.53; Rosove 246.A2 (unrecorded variant); Spence 890.
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