Letters from High Latitudes: Being Some Account of a Voyage in 1856 in the Schooner Yacht "Foam" to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen

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Lord Dufferin served as Canada's third Governor-General 1872-1878. This book, very popular and often reprinted, served as a prototype of the comic travelogue and is probably the most famous travelogue ever written about Iceland.

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