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    First Edition of the Account of Parry's First Voyage in Search of the Northwest Passage

    [William Edward Parry]. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of the North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper. London: John Murray, 1821. First edition. Quarto. Approximately 10.75 x 8 inches. [8], [xxxii], 310, [ii], clxxix, [1, colophon] pages. With twenty engraved plates and maps inserted throughout and with inserted Errata slip. With one folding letterpress table. Bound to style in modern half green calf over marbled boards, spine stamped in blind and gilt, black gilt morocco lettering label. Minor toning to text, some light occasional thumbsoiling and a few short tears to a few maps, some occasional foxing to plates. Still, a bright, fine copy. This copy bound without the later Appendix, published in 1824.
    "The immediate achievements of these voyages were the charting of hundreds of miles of coastline in the Canadian Arctic archipelago and the collecting of valuable data on Arctic natural history." (Hill).
    Hill 1311. Sabin 58860.


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