BURTON, Richard Francis.

Ultima Thule; or, a summer in Iceland.


Ultima Thule; or, a summer in Iceland.

London, William P. Nimmo, 1875.

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In 1872 Burton accepted a private offer to explore the sulphur mining potential of Iceland. He visited Reykjavik, sailed to Hofsos on the north coast via Stykkisholmar, Isafjordur, and Bordeyri; travelled to the Hekla volcano and the geyser at Reykir; and visited the Myvatn sulphur mines near Reykjahlid via Djupivogr.


First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., xix, 380; viii, 408pp., half-titles, 2 folding maps, 2 lithographic frontispieces, 9 further engraved plates, numerous text illustrations, origiinal blue cloth gilt, double black border to covers, that on front cover enclosing map of Iceland with gilt arms between ornamental designs in black, rear covers stamped in blind, a fine example.


Casada 67; Penzer p91.


Stock ID: 91698