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Arctic]; Fisher Alexander
JOURNAL OF DISCOVERY TO THE ARCTIC REGIONS, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper, in the Years 1819 & 1820.
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1821. Fourth Edition, Corrected. Illustrated with a folding map regarding the discoveries made, a map of Melville Island and a number of engravings throughout. 8vo, printer's original blue paper covered boards, the spine panel of printer's paper with printed spine label. 8 ads., xi, 320 pp. A fine copy, the plates, map, illustrations and text-block all beautifully preserved, untrimmed at the edges and as printed, the spine paper possibly replaced at some time very expertly. PROBABLE FIRST EDITION, THOUGH SLUGGED AS THE FOURTH CORRECTED EVEN AS IT RETAINS THE SAME IMPRINT AND COLLATION, WITH THE ADS AND THE INITIAL AND FINAL BLANKS PRESENT. The author was assistant surgeon aboard the Hecla and served also on Parry's first expedition in 1818. "This voyage was for the discovery of the North West Passage, and penetrated through Barrow's Strait as far as Melville Island" - Lande. The larger folding map represents "A Chart of the Discoveries of H.M.S. Hecla & Griper.Commanded by.Parry &.Liddon.being on a Voyage to Discover a N.W. Passage", the smaller, full-page map is"A Map of the Route of the Expedition across Melville Island." The original expedition had penetrated eighty miles into Lancaster's Sound off of Baffin Bay and considered that it was a passage to open water as no land was observed. One of the principal objects of the present expedition was to explore it further. 'The Hecla was a four hundred ton ship well adapted for stowage which was of primary importance as so much fuel, provisions, stores and other articles were needed … [Click Below for Full Description]
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