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A fantastic antique bound book. Written By Frederick Whymper and titled, 'The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril and Heroism'. In November 1867, Whymper arrived back in England where his account of his travels, Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, was published in 1868. In 1869, he went back to the United States, by way of New York City to San Francisco and worked on the staff of the newspaper Alta California. City directories describe him as an artist and mining engineer, and in 1871 he was a founding member of the San Francisco Art Association. He returned to England at some point, publishing The Heroes of the Arctic and their Adventures and The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril and Heroism, prior to his death in London in November 1901.

This pair of books date from 1880 and are bound in half green leather. They have been much loved and well used. They have many black and white illustrations and are perfect for any collector to read and enjoy.


Back board of second volume missing. Bumped corners and damage to spine. Splitting to binding of spine. Foxing to some pages. Shows lots of signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

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21 cm width, 5 cm depth, 36 cm height

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Antique 1880 The Sea Adventure Peril Heroism F Whymper Leather Books Two Volumes

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