Letters on Iceland : containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs, customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c., made, during a voyage undertaken in the year 1772, by Joseph Banks, assisted by Dr. Solander, Dr. J. Lind, Dr. Uno von Troil, and several other literary and ingenious gentlemen

Bref, rörande en resa till Island. English
Troil, Uno von, 1746-1803

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  • Creator written by Uno von Troil ; to which are added the letters of Dr. Ihre and Dr. Bach [i.e. Bäck] to the author, concerning the Edda and the elephantiasis of Iceland ; also Professor Bergman's curious observations and chemical examination of the lava and other substances produced on the island. With a new map of the island, and a representation of the remarkable boiling fountain called by the inhabitants geyser
  • Format Books
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  • Publication London : Printed by and for W. Richardson ; also for J. Robson ... and N. Conant, 1780.
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    • xxvi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • OCLC ocm02273020, ocm08578039


  • Translated from the German version: Briefe welche eine von Herrn Dr. Uno von Troil im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffen (from the Swedish, of J.G.P. Möller) by Mrs. Susanna Dorothy (Forster) Dixon.
  • "Catalogue of writers on Iceland", 120 entries: p. xviii-xxvi.
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