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Parry, William Edward
JOURNAL OF A SECOND VOYAGE FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC; PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1821-22-23 IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS FURY AND HECLA, UNDER THE ORDERS OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM EDWARD PARRY, R.N., F.R.S., AND COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION
John Murray (Publisher to The Admiralty, and Board of Longitude, 1824. First Edition. Leather-bound. 4to. Contemporary Rebinding. Quarter-bound grey and gold marbling over suede. 35 plates, of which 4 folding. 4 folding maps at end. All called-for plates and maps present. Cancellation stemp from Admiralty Library, the impression of which slightly bled over to frontis engraving. Includes vocabulary of Esquimaux words. Very Good. "Parry's voyage, which had taken him through the Parry Channel three quarters of the way across the Canadian Arctic Archipelago was probably the single most productive voyage in the quest for the Northwest Passage..." The voyage described in this narrative of the second voyage commenced in April 1821. On this second voyage Parry "again left for the Arctic commanding HMS Fury accompanied by HMS Hecla under George Francis Lyon. ...the goal this time was to find a passage near the northwest end of Hudson Bay...". [Attributes: First Edition]
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