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4 October 2017

Tate (Thomas).

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Lot 144

Estimate: £300 - £500
Sold For: £1,900

Notes on a Voyage to the Arctic Seas in 1863. Reprinted from the "Alnwick Mercury.", Alnwick, printed at the Mercury Office by H.H. Blair, 1864,
50 pp., light spotting front and rear, original cloth, paper label to upper cover, spine a little rubbed with some loss to lower joint, 12mo
Scarce. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to front endpaper: "Professor Allman, University Edinburgh, with the author's respects". George James Allman (1812-1898) was Emeritus Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University until 1870. Thomas Tate (1842-1934) studied medicine at Edinburgh University and undertook a voyage as doctor aboard the whaler 'Dublin' from Peterhead to Spitsbergen in 1863. His account was first published in the Alnwick Mercury, with this booklet published shortly afterwards.
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