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LYON, George Francis
1825 Arctic Exploration Private Journal of George Lyon Parry Eskimos Illustrated
London: John Murray, 1825. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I can provide a link to many more photos. Just ask! 1825 Arctic Exploration Private Journal of George Lyon Parry Eskimos Illustrated George Francis Lyon was a 19th-century British naval officer who made his name keeping journals on his African and Arctic voyages. His private journals, particularly of his Arctic exploration with William Parry, became highly influential to later expeditions to those seeking the Northwest Passage encountering Eskimo Indians. According to Field, "Almost the entire volume is devoted to the narration of the peculiarities of the Aborigines of the Arctic regions. Captain Lyon's curiosity led him to observe with great attention, the habits of life, and traits of character of the different tribes of Esquimaux, which his humanity, and good management attracted to his winter quarters. They built their villages near his ships, and permitted a closer familiarity, than any other of the Arctic voyagers was able to attain. His narrative, therefore, abounds with incidents of their intercourse, and curious anecdotes of Esquimaux life." Item number: #6306 Price: $750 LYON, George Francis The private journal of Captain G F Lyon, of HMS Hecla, during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry London : John Murray, 1825. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [xi], 468 o Illustrated with 7 plates; folding map; · References: Lowndes 1422; Sabin 42853; Arctic Bibliography 10531; Field 961; · Language: English · Binding: Leather; tight and secure · Size: ~ 8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antique Books (schilb_antique_books) [Columbia, Missouri, US]
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