Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson, the Artic Discoverer (First Edition)

By: Alexander Simpson

Price: $500.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Brown half-leather covers with marbleized boards. Decorative gilt stamped spine with a burgundy slip. Five raised bands. Frontispiece. Fold-out map. viii, 424pp. Front and back hinges/joints are detaching, but both covers are still holding. Places of rubbing to covers and spine. Head and foot of spine chipped. Ex-library (black mark on spine and library stamp on title page). First few pages have a small tear along their fore-edge. Slight browning within. Text body is free from underlining, highlighting, or notes. Full refund if not satisfied. "Thomas Simpson (2 July 1808 ? 14 June 1840) was a Scottish Arctic explorer, Hudson's Bay Company fur trader, and cousin of Company Governor Sir George Simpson. His violent death near the Turtle River in the Territory of Iowa, in what is now the state of North Dakota -allegedly by suicide after gunning down two traveling companions in the wilderness - has long been a subject of controversy. Simpson's brother Alexander...wrote The Life and Times of Thomas Simpson, published in 1845. [In it] he examined the possibility that Simpson's traveling companions had planned to steal his notes and maps, which they could have sold to the Hudson's Bay Company?s American rivals, and that Simpson was a victim of homicide." (Wikipedia)

Title: Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson, the Artic Discoverer (First Edition)

Author Name: Alexander Simpson

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1845

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 061756