PEARSON, Henry J. "Beyond Petsora Eastward"; Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of the Barents Sea; With Appendices on the Botany and Geology, by Colonel H.W. Feilden. R.H. Porter, 1899.
8vo. Original olive green cloth, upper cover blocked in gilt with title and author, bracing a splendid gilt vignette of a native of the region, swaddled against the cold, top edges gilt; xiv + pp. 335, with a chromolithographed frontispiece of "Eggs of Little Stint" by Henrik Grõnvold, 103 photographic plates on 88 leaves, and 8 maps (2 folding);faint spotting to index, otherwise extremely clean and bright, partially uncut, very good indeed.
First edition. This is a superbly detailed account of the ornithology, and to a lesser extent, botany and geology of this region, described here as "A Russian Province of the North", heading north of Norway, and "Russian" Lapland. "It may be complained that the whole thing is far too birdy, and without doubt birds and their doings occupy the largest portion; but the study of bird-life was the first reason and object of the voyages." (Preface).
Zimmer p. 484.