The Arctic regions,
illustrated with photographs taken on an art expedition to Greenland.
First edition. Large folio (64 x 52 cm. approx), half-title, title in red and black, dedication leaf, 141 mounted albumen photographs (116 mounted in the text and 25 mounted as inserted plates, including one double-page plate), mounted on guards throughout, original brown morocco gilt by Leighton Son and Hodge with gilt pictorial vignette by G. Littlejohn to upper cover, neatly rebacked preserving spine, light fading to photographs, a very good copy of one of the most remarkable books on the Arctic.
Books on Ice 10.11; Gernsheim Incunabula of British Photography 570; Grolier, Truthful Lens 24; A. Coron, Des Livres rares depuis l'invention de l'imprimerie, exhibition BnF 1998, #67 ('luxueux ouvrage [...] mise en pages eblouissante [...] spectaculaire reliure [...] monument de l'edition photographique').