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JOURNAL OF A SECOND VOYAGE FOR THE DISCOVERY - Parry, William Edward - 1824. [1277405]
John Murray, London 1824 - London: John Murray, 1824. 4to. 1st edition. [8pp] + xxx + [1pp] + 571pp + [1pp]. 26 engraved plates, 9 engraved maps (4 folding), 4 folding sheets of land profiles, tables, illustrations. All plates and charts are complete and clean. Contemporary half calf, with period-style spine, elaborate tooling in the compartments, black leather label.  Clean and very good. Convinced that a route to the Northwest Passage existed out of Hudson's Bay, Parry set out on an expedition in the spring of 1821 with the ships Fury and Hecla. He was instructed to meet up with, and offer assistance to John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, where the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their customs and way of life. G.F. Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Straits, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry aborted the expedition and headed back to England. [AB 13142] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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