Copy no. 248 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies only, so stated on the colophon page. Printed and bound in Great Britain. Semi-stiff wrappers of waterproof red plastic with crisp white-stamped lettering to the front board and the spine and with a crisp white-stamped design of the island to the rear board. Very tiny dark dot to the left of the title on the front board, trivial. Wrappers fan slightly, text block is tight. 9 x 6 inches. With 92 numbered pages and with numerous illustrations and full-page color plates. An exceptionally clean copy. With a pristine blurb by the author slipped in. Either unread or very gently read. A Fine copy of a scarce publication. This book is the first published history of the most remote island in the world. The photography was selected from the archive at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, specifically from a scientific expedition to the island in 1978. That trip was responsible for the most comprehensive understanding we have of this uninhabited and seldom visited land. Designed as a field manual, Bouvetøya: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass also uses excerpts from dubious historical expeditions and fictions set on the island of the same name to point at the emotional resonance of a place that despite being real exists to us more as fantasy than reality.