London: John Murray, 1836.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good. pp. xi, 378, 38 (Appendix), with folding map, 8 plates, and additional illustrations in the text. Marbled boards with later leather spine, new endpapers. Stamp of the Isle of Wight Insitution on several pages. Title page, frontispiece, and some plates foxed (as often found), the remainder of the text quite clean. Map has a section meanuring about 1.5 x 3 inches missing from lower left, with some loss of content. A good reference copy. The author was the son of Sir John Barrow, who traveled and worked in China and South Africa and served in the British Admiralty, where he was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of exploration and discovery. The younger man followed in his father's footsteps as a traveler and writer, producing popular and well-received works on his travels in Ireland, Iceland, Northern Europe, and Austria, Lombardy, and Bavaria.