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Holland, Henry.

THE ICELANDIC JOURNAL

of ... 1810. Edited by Andrew Wawn. Hakluyt Society 1987.
[xviii] + 342pp. Numerous ills. and maps. Inscription, original bright gilt lettered cloth with gilt device to upper board. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. 168. Sir Henry Holland, one of Victorian London's most celebrated physicians and most tireless travellers, visited Iceland twice - in 1810, as a member of Sir George Mackenzie's party of young Edinburgh scientists, and again, astonishingly, in 1871, his fascination with the bleak and distant land undimmed by extreme old age. As well as a fastidious scientific record, the Holland journal depicts a turbulent society gripped by grievous commercial privation resulting from the Napoleonic wars.
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