BREND, William A. The Story of Ice in the Present and Past.

London, George Newnes, 1899.


Small 8vo. Original publisher's pictorial blue cloth, illustratred and lettered in black and white, pp. 228, [1, advertisements], errata slip bound in, with illutrations in the text, including frontispiece (in pagination); light wear to extremities, internally very good and clean; contemporary ownership inscription on patterened endpaper..

First edition. When Polar exploration captured popluar imagination and scientific reports of icey conditions were studied this work intended to sum up the preservative and destructive powers of ice, knowledge and evidence of the Ice Age (including a speculative depiction of a mammoth), as well as an analysis of Nansen's journey with the drifting Northern ice shield.