London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, no date . [Polar Adventure] EARLY UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.viii, 313 . With a selection of Roux's engraved plates, including a frontispiece. In publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles and polychrome blocked illustrations to spine and upper board. Remains of prize plate to front pastedown, with plain bookplate of H.E. Ling laid over. Hinges weak and starting; somewhat cocked. Toning to edges with occasional small marks internally. Heavy wear to cloth, with much gilt and colour rubbed away; spine toned. Good. A group of travelling French circus performers struggle to make their way home from California, attempting the over-land route via Alaska and Siberia. First published in English in 1890. Item #57451
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