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PEARSON, Henry J. (1850 - 1913). "Beyond Petsora Eastward": Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of Barents Sea... London: R.H. Porter, 1899.

PEARSON, Henry J. (1850 - 1913). "Beyond Petsora Eastward": Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of Barents Sea... London: R.H. Porter, 1899.

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PEARSON, Hnery J. (1850 - 1913). "Beyond Petsora Eastward": Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of Barents Sea... with Appendices on the Botany and Geology by Colonel H.W. Feilden. London: R.H. Porter, 1899.

Large 8vo., (9 2/8 x 7 inches). Half-title, title-page printed in red and black. Folding lithographed map, chromolithographed frontispiece of eggs, illustrated throughout with plates taken from photographs. Original green bevelled cloth gilt. BRIGHT AND ATTRACTIVE.

First edition. Pearson "commenced business life with Robert Foster, and lived in Broadgate. He afterwards with the co-operation of his youngest brother, Lewis Pearson, formed the Beeston Foundery Co. Ltd., whose operations he largely extended. He was an ardent student of bird life, possessed one of the finest collections of Arctic birds and eggs, and wrote books thereon, one being "Beyond Petsora Eastward," & another "Three Summers among the Birds in Russian Lapland.'' He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the British Ornithological Society, the Royal Horticultural Society" (Nottinghamshire History online).

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