GOOD to VERY GOOD CONDITION
This sale is for a vintage hardback FIRST EDITION entitled “Vinland Voyage,” by J. R. L. Anderson, with 18 vintage photographic illustrations, sketch maps in the text and endpaper route maps, from Scarborough, Yorkshire following, by the yacht Griffin, the old Norsemen’s route via the Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, to the north-east coast of America, past Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, through the Labrador Sea, across the Gulf of Maine to Martha’s Vineyard.
It was published by Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd., of London, and is the 1967 FIRST EDITION (stated).
Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, in north east America.
The first illustration in this book is the Vinland map, claimed to be a 15th-century mappa mundi with unique information about Norse exploration of America. It is very well known because of the publicity campaign which accompanied its revelation to the public as a "genuine" pre-Columbian map in 1965. In addition to showing Africa, Asia and Europe, the map depicts a landmass south-west of Greenland in the Atlantic labelled as Vinland (Vinlanda Insula).
The contents include:
· Introduction, by George D. Painter
· Author’s Preface
· Wellington Dock
· The Vinland Story
· An Expedition Forms
· Dover to Scarborough
· On Our Own
· To the Faeroes
· A Rough Passage to Iceland
· An Ambassador Comes to Tea
· ‘Ice Now Dominates Our Thoughts’
· Navigational Detective Work
· Trapped in the Ice
· Off Labrador and Newfoundland
· To Vinland
o Time and Distance Run
o Entrance to Nantucket Sound – Extract from Log
The book measures 9 inches x 6 inches and has 278 pages + photographic illustrations.
The book is in good condition for its age, internally neat and clean, with minor wear and is a little grubby/faded to the original hardback cover. There are NO inscriptions/book-plates and NO other ink or pencil markings in the book. The binding is very good with no loose or missing pages. There is no dust-jacket.
A wonderful illustrated vintage FIRST EDITION.
COMBINED POSTAGE - ALL BIDDERS: We offer 30% off the total postage & packing (‘shipping’) cost for 2 or more items – Please wait for a combined invoice.
Please click on “View Sellers Other Items” towards the top right hand side of this page for other vintage editions.
Buyer to pay postage & packing
For UK Postage: 2nd Class/Parcels = £2.95;
or 1st Class = £3.70
European Union Postage: = 6.45 GB Pounds
Rest of the World Postage: Air Mail (Anywhere in the World) = 7.95 GB Pounds
Surface Mail (Anywhere in the World) = 7.50 GB Pounds
Unwinsbooks always obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Royal Mail. Packages over Royal Mail size rules may be sent by courier (customer will be informed).
Goods will be WELL PACKAGED by Unwins Books and dispatched once payment has cleared.
PAYMENT FOR UK BIDDERS: By Paypal, UK cheque, or postal order.
POSTAGE UK BIDDERS: If you require registered post - "sign for" - then this will be an extra £1.10 per package (UK purchasers only).
PAYMENT FOR OVERSEAS BIDDERS: By Paypal Only. Sorry, but overseas (non UK) personal checks and International Money Orders are NOT accepted due to huge bank charges.
POSTAGE OVERSEAS BIDDERS: Please note that Surface Mail is very slow (6 to 12 weeks).