“The Open Polar Sea” signed 1st edition

This weekend, I have the opportunity to examine a signed, 1st edition presentation copy of The Open Polar Sea by Isaac I. Hayes, MD. The inside inscription reads: “To Mr. Wm Jarvis Jr. with the best regards of his friend, I. I. Hayes, New York, May 6th 1867.”  The armorial bookplate of Henry Payne McIntosh is on the marbled inside cover.  Very good, clean copy.
Who are these persons represented – William Jarvis and Henry Payne McIntosh?
~Frances Hennessey
Hayes signatureHayes bookplate
This blog was initially posted on the New Bedford Whaling Musuem “Arctic Visions” exhibit blog http://whalingmuseum-arcticvisions.org/blog/

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