THE STORY OF PARRY’S SECOND AND FINAL NORTHWEST PASSAGE EXPEDITION: FIRST EDITION OF THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN G.F. LYON
(PARRY, William Edward) LYON, George Francis. The Private Journal of Captain G.F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla, During the Recent Voyage of Discovery Under Captain Parry. London: John Murray, 1824. Octavo, modern three-quarter tan morocco, raised bands, black morocco spine label. $850.
First edition of Captain Lyon’s valuable account of Parry’s second and last expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, with a large folding map showing the nautical routes of the Fury and the Hecla and seven engraved plates depicting the Inuit and the landscape through which the expedition traversed.
During Parry's second and final expedition in search of a Northwest Passage, Lyon served as captain of the Hecla. The expedition traveled through Hudson's Bay and came in contact with the Inuit of Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula. This work offers extensive insight into the cruel weather and challenging landscape of the area, as well as the team's discoveries in the field of natural history. Arctic Bibliography 10531. Fitzgerald 412. Contemporary owner signature of Temple Frere, Jr., son of the longtime canon of St. Peters, Westminster.
Light foxing to folding map, faint marginal foxing to plates, binding fine. A near-fine copy.