Cover to 'New lands within the Arctic circle', 1874.

 
Cover to 'New lands within the Arctic circle', 1874.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Decorative binding in blue publishers' cloth showing an Arctic scene with a lone figure and a stranded boat. The sun or moon lies low in a sky full haloes. The development of publishers' book bindings in the late nineteenth century led to a huge increase of bright, decorative covers for popular books on exploration. Most were unsigned by artists employed by the publishers. Cover to 'New lands within the Arctic circle' by Julius Payer (1842-1915), published in London in 1876.

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10425440

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