Item #5000526 Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper…  with an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations [With] A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage, containing an account of the subjects of natural history. Sir William Edward PARRY.
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper…  with an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations [With] A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage, containing an account of the subjects of natural history.
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper…  with an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations [With] A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage, containing an account of the subjects of natural history.

Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage…
Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper…  with an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations [With] A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage, containing an account of the subjects of natural history.

London: John Murray, 1821-1824.

Quarto, with twenty engraved or aquatint maps and plates and a further six plates in the Supplement; with the errata slip in the main volume and the half-title in the Supplement, both often missing; contemporary half roan binding.

Parry's first voyage in search of a North-West Passage

First edition, complete with the separate 'Supplement' to the appendix. Parry had served as second-in-command on John Ross's expedition in 1818 in search of the north-west passage, and disagreed with Ross's contention that Lancaster Sound was landlocked. The Admiralty, aware of his views, gave him command of Hecla and Griper for this expedition of 1819-1820. Parry sailed up Baffin Bay, through Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait to the south side of Melville Island, where he spent the winter. On this voyage, Parry found and named twenty islands, including Banks and Somerset Islands, penetrated a short distance into Prince Regent's Inlet, and surveyed the south shores of Barrow Strait. Parry and his crew also earned the 5000 pound reward for the first ship to cross the meridian longitude 110 deg. west.

First edition, complete with the separate 'Supplement' to the appendix. Parry had served as second-in-command on John Ross's expedition in 1818 in search of the north-west passage, and disagreed with Ross's contention that Lancaster Sound was landlocked. The Admiralty, aware of his views, gave him command of Hecla and Griper for this expedition of 1819-1820. Parry sailed up Baffin Bay, through Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait to the south side of Melville Island, where he spent the winter. On this voyage, Parry found and named twenty islands, including Banks and Somerset Islands, penetrated a short distance into Prince Regent's Inlet, and surveyed the south shores of Barrow Strait. Parry and his crew also earned the 5000 pound reward for the first ship to cross the meridian longitude 110 deg. west.

The 'Supplement to the Appendix' contains observations on natural history subjects by E. Sabine, W. Kirby, J.E. Gray, R. Brown, and C.D.E. Konig.

Provenance: Ship bookplate "Schooner Morse" (partially removed); D. & E. Lake (Canadian booksellers).

Books on Ice, 2.8; Hill, 1311; Lande, S1751 (main volume only); Sabin, 58860-61; Staton & Tremaine, 1205.

Condition Report: A few spots and signs of use, a few tears in maps repaired without loss; overall very good.

Price (AUD): $7,400.00

US$4,867.79   Other currencies

Ref: #5000526

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