Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude. Translated from the French by N. d'Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt.
First American Edition of this tale, filled with adventures, of a voyage and journey to the ice floes of the far northwestern reaches of Canada. Included are one hundred full-page plates, many quite dramatic. LE PAYS DES FOURRURES was published in French in 1873, followed by Sampson Low's London edition in November of that year (though dated 1874). The translator was "N. d'Anvers," pseudonym for Mrs. Arthur Bell. This American edition, using the same translation, was also published by November 22nd (possibly preceding the English edition); it too was post-dated 1874. It was bound in any of four colors of cloth (no priority), of which this terra cotta was one.~This is a bright, attractive copy, though deftly recased in its original binding with a discreet repair at the head of the spine. Taves & Michaluk V010; Myers 27. Item #9460