The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland
The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland

The Land of the Midnight Sun: Journeys in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Finland

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Du Chaillu, Paul B. The Land of the Midnight Sun (2 volume set): Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Northern Finland; With Map and 235 Illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882. [9467]

Two volumes in half calf, spines gilt with two raised bands, marbled boards, 9 x 6 inches. Bindings show edgewear and scuffing to the marbled paper; bindings are tight. Marbled page edges and end papers. Volume I. - xvi., 441 pp., 23 x 18 1/2 inch color folding map in pocket; pages are clean, map is very good with one short tear at a fold. Volume II. - xvi., 474 clean pp., index.  Very good. Hardcover.

Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (ca. 1831-1903), French-American explorer, zoologist, and anthropologist. He is credited with the modern discovery of the gorilla and of the Pygmy people of central Africa. His visits to Scandinavia were incorporated into his books on the Vikings and in the travelogue, The Land of the Midnight Sun.

"After a visit to northern Norway in 1871, over the following five years, he made a study of customs and antiquities in Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Northern Finland. He published in 1881 The Land of the Midnight Sun (dedicated to his friend Robert Winthrop of New York), as a series of Summer and Winter Journeys, in two volumes." - wikipedia.