Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…

William Edward PARRY

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Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…

IN SEARCH OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE: PARRY'S FIRST VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, 1821 ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION

PARRY, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20. London: John Murray, 1821. Quarto, modern three-quarter black morocco, raised bands, marbled boards. $3200.

First edition of the account of Parry's important first voyage, illustrated with folding frontispiece map, three folding maps, and 16 engraved plates.

Parry's expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage was one of the most important early explorations of the Arctic. He collected valuable data on the region's climate, natural history, and geography, charting hundreds of miles of treacherous coastline. Along the way Parry sailed through, explored, and named the Barrow Strait, Prince Regent Inlet, Wellington Channel, and several of the Parry Islands. He made two additional attempts to discover the Passage, both unsuccessful. Bound with errata slip. Hill, 226.

Text and plates generally clean and fine, with only occasional light foxing or offsetting. Binding attractive and fine.

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